Matthew Lopez’s much-produced The Whipping Man has finally arrived in Greenville in a riveting staging by Atlanta-based director Brian Clowdus.

It’s a haunting production that powerfully explores the South’s pernicious legacy of slavery.

Lopez’s period drama, which opened Friday at The Warehouse Theatre, centers on two recently freed slaves forced to care for the son of their former master.

The play spotlights a little-known chapter of the antebellum South: Some slaveholders were Jewish and often passed on their faith — by persuasion or force — to their slaves.

Read more of this Greenville Online Review of The Whipping Man.

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