LIVE: “The Whipping Man” @ Barrington Stage Co.

June 4th, 2010, 2:24 pm by Greg

The Whipping Man

Nick Westrate, LeRoy McClain and Clarke Peters

What an auspicious start to the summer theater season.

There’s no point in dancing around the issue: If you love good theater, stop reading this right now and surf on over to Barrington Stage Co. and buy a ticket. Right now.

Matthew Lopez’s “The Whipping Man” – in the midst of its New England premiere at Barrington Stage Co.’s Stage II Theater in Pittsfield – is a small play about big issues. The intimate three-character drama tackles such important and timeless topics as war, slavery, freedom, betrayal, revenge, loyalty, prejudice and faith.

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