Once Slaves, Then Slaveholders: 'The Whipping Man' | KCUR

Once Slaves, Then Slaveholders: 'The Whipping Man'

Mar 27, 2012

It's no coincidence that the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's newest production, The Whipping Man, is on stage around the time of the Jewish festival of Passover.

It depicts Southern Jews in the wake of the Civil War, a people who were once slaves in the Land of Egypt, but are, in the play, slave-holders themselves. 

In the second portion of Tuesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with KC Rep artistic director Eric Rosen and actor Michael Genet about the company's newest production and its timely connection.

Hear More: The Whipping Man runs through April 8 at the Spencer Theatre in the UMKC Performing Arts Center. Call 816-235-2700 or go to KCRep.orgView a slideshow of images from the play here.