The Whipping Man
by Matthew Lopez
The Whipping Man is a powerful tale set at the end of the civil war. We wanted to show the brutality and destruction of the war, between the war-torn home that was our set, and the driving music of the piece. The projections served to bring the reality of the war into the piece.
The play opened with a text narrative of the events leading up to the beginning of the story. During the scenic transitions, large pieces of fabric would travel across the stage, catching parts of images showing the destruction of Richmond and soldiers in their trenches.
It was a powerful show, one that I will not soon forget.
The video shows a compilation of the imagery used during the show.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre - Spencer Theatre
Directed by Eric Rosen
Scenic Design by Jack Magaw
Costume Design by Alison Heryer
Lighting Design by Victor En Yu Tan
Sound Design by Andre Pluess
Projections Design by Richard L. Sprecker
Photo by Don Ipock