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The Whipping Man
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The Whipping Man

Thursday, Jan 30 7:30p

Though it takes a couple of detours into potboiler territory, Matthew Lopez’s drama is on balance an unflinching exploration, in vivid close-up, of slavery’s ugly legacy. Directed by Benny Sato Ambush and anchored by Johnny Lee Davenport’s fine performance as Simon, a former slave hoping to be reunited with his wife and daughter. - Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

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Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St.
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-0100
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(no rating) January 29, 2014 - Boston.com - Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

At one point in Matthew Lopez’s “The Whipping Man,’’ set a few days after the end of the Civil War, a former slave named Simon stiffens when Caleb, a member of the family that once owned him, issues a peremptory command.

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