This production was staged as part of our 2012/13 Season

The Whipping Man

The Whipping Man

March 8 to April 7, 2013 | On the Hertz Stage
Part of the Hertz Stage Series

April 13, 1865, Richmond, Virginia: the story begins. Wounded Jewish Confederate soldier Caleb DeLeon stumbles home. There to greet him are his family's former slaves Simon and John. And a cobbled together Passover Seder. Caught in a moment as everything changes while the past's hold remains primal, Caleb and the men celebrate Passover together where secrets are revealed and the plot twists and turns.

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Cast & Crew


  • Caleb
    Jeremy is grateful to be returning to the Alliance stage. Jeremy is a musician, voice-over, and stage actor from North Carolina. He’s lived in Atlanta since 2006... read more »
  • Simon
    Alliance: The C.A. Lyons Project, King Hedley II, God of Carnage, The Whipping Man. International: Jitney (National Theatre, London). Broadway: The Piano Lesson; Salome... read more »
  • John
    John is so happy and grateful to return to the A Christmas Carol family. He recently closed Choir Boy at the Alliance, and understudied Choir... read more »


  • Lighting Design
    Liz always enjoys her work at the Alliance. Her previous designs include Steel Magnolias; In Love & Warcraft; The Whipping Man; God of Carnage; Sleuth; Cuttin’... read more »
  • Playwright
    The Whipping Man premiered off-Broadway in 2011 at Manhattan Theatre Club in a production directed by Doug Hughes and starring Andre Braugher. For it, Mr. Lopez was... read more »


  • Director
    Alexander is an Atlanta-raised, New York-based stage director. Directing credits include Happy Days by Samuel Beckett; Sweeney Todd (Suzi Bass Award nomination for... read more »


  • John (Understudy)
    Thomas returns to the Alliance, where he most recently appeared at The Kendeda Festival in Beans Don't Burn on the Grill. Other credits include Death of Bliss at The... read more »
  • Caleb (Understudy)
    Samuel is new to the Atlanta theater scene. As a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, he has acted in numerous academic and professional productions.... read more »
  • Simon (Understudy)
    Brandon is a recent transplant from Washington DC, where he was last seen in Art Creates Life's production, Billie Holiday vs. The United States. DC Regional credits:... read more »

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Alliance Rendering 1

The Alliance Theatre has released final design renderings of its theater transformation, which is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017. This is the first major building reinvention for the theater since its construction in 1968 as part of the Woodruff Arts Center campus. The Alliance Theatre will perform its 2017/18 season in 12 different locations in the metro Atlanta area, bringing live theater out into the community it serves. The Alliance plans to return to its new theater space for its 50th anniversary season in the fall of 2018.

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