Matthew Lopez

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Plays by Matthew Lopez

audio The Whipping Man

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Tensions run high as Caleb de Leon, a young Jewish Confederate soldier, celebrates Passover with his family’s newly-freed slaves in the de Leons’ crumbling antebellum mansion. This gripping drama explores a little-known aspect of the Civil War, unearthing dark family secrets on the way to a shocking climax Includes a conversation about Jews in the Civil War with Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, a scholar of American Jewish history and the senior rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, starring Aaron Jennings, Charlie Robinson, and Mark Jude Sullivan. Directed by Judyann Elder and recorded before a live audience. Featuring: Aaron Jennings, Charlie Robinson, Mark J. Sullivan

Featuring: Aaron Jennings, Charlie Robinson, Mark J. Sullivan

Matthew Lopez is the author of The Whipping Man, one of the most widely produced new American plays of the last several years. The play premiered at Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ and debuted in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club. That production was directed by Doug Hughes and starred Andre Braugher. The sold-out production extended four times, ultimately running 101 performances off-Broadway and garnering Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards. He was awarded the John Gassner New Play Award from the New York Outer Critics Circle for the play. Since then, it has been received over 40 productions worldwide. His play Somewhere has been produced at the Old Globe, TheatreWorks in Palo Alto and most recently at Hartford Stage Company, where his play Reverberation will receive its world premiere in 2015. His newest play, The Legend of Georgia McBride, premiered earlier this year at the Denver Theatre Center for the Performing Arts. His play The Sentinels premiered in London at Headlong Theatre Company in 2011. Lopez was also a staff writer on HBO’s The Newsroom.