PETERBOROUGH – The Peterborough Players has opened its 2017 summer season with the Civil War drama The Whipping Man.
With the Civil War drawing to an end in April of 1865, Jewish Confederate soldier Caleb DeLeon is wounded and returns from the battlefield to his home in Richmond to find his home in ruins and abandoned by all but two former slaves, Simon and John, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home.
The reunion leads to the unearthing of long-buried secrets and ties that bind them together and ultimately, could cost each man his freedom.
The unflinching drama about redemption, forgiveness and the lasting scars of slavery is rated R adult language and intense images.
The Whipping Man features Taurean Blacque (Driving Miss Daisy, Det. Washington in Hill Street Blues), Robb Douglas and Will Howell and is directed by Howard Millman (Driving Miss Daisy).
The drama is the first of nine shows hitting the Peterborough Players stage this summer.
The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez runs June 21 through July 2.
Tickets are $39, a 6-ticket flex pass can be purchased for $180.
The box office can be reached at (603) 924-7585. For a full schedule of the 13-week summer season go online to www.peterboroughplayers.org.
The Peterborough Players is located at 55 Hadley Rd in Peterborough, NH.