Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Whipping Man - TCTB Review Roundup

photo: l to r: Warren C. Bowles as Simon, Riley O’Toole as 
Caleb, and JuCoby Johnson as John in Minnesota Jewish 
Theatre's production of The Whipping Man; 
photography by Sarah Whiting Photography
The Whipping Man is currently playing at MN Jewish Theatre Company until February 26th and is the directorial debut of well known actor about town Sally Wingert. Both bloggers who saw the show agree that it is a powerful production and important for our current times. 
Single White Fringe Geek writes, "The Whipping Man deals in hard truths in a surprisingly gentle but still powerful way. It doesn’t spare the audience, but it also doesn’t attack them. Nor does it leave the audience without hope. These days, that’s a great and necessary thing for a piece of theater to do." Read the full review:
Cherry and Spoon says, "The play beautifully and painfully illustrates the intricacies of the slave/master relationship, one that has had and continues to have lasting effects on our country." Read the full review: