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Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe
"A lovely play. It is funny when it means to be, sentimental when it is so inclined, and heartwarming." - New York Daily News
The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez
It is April, 1865. The Civil War is over, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, Passover is being celebrated. Into the chaos of war-torn Richmond comes Caleb DeLeon, a young Confederate officer who has been severely wounded. He finds his family's home in ruins and abandoned, save for two former slaves, Simon and John, who wait for the family's return. As the three men wait for signs of life to return to the city, they wrestle with their shared past, the bitter irony of Jewish slave-owning and the reality of the new world in which they find themselves.
"Emotionally potent... We are in the hands of a playwright who wants to mess with our viscera." - The New York Times