EMAV Review: "Whipping Man" is a surprising shared history of American identity and Civil

★★★★☆ - Delicious

“Why is this night different from all other nights?” For three Jews -- one a former Confederate soldier, two his former slaves -- gathered around a makeshift Seder table in Richmond, VA, at the close of the Civil War, age-old questions of justice and freedom find new and surprising answers. The compelling events of this delicious 4-Star drama engage the audience throughout by raising issues of race, history, religion and family as former slaves and slave masters struggle to acclimate to the new emancipated social order.

The play begins on Thursday, April 13, 1865, just five days after the American Civil War has ended – and only a few days before Passover. A wounded young Confederate soldier (Caleb DeLeon) has returned from combat to find his family home in ruins. Ravaged by the war it is now an empty shell of what