March 23, 2012 5:00 AM

‘The Whipping Man’ at KC Rep: Family, religion and the scars of slavery

“The Whipping Man” is an exceptional play, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre gives it an exceptional production. The three-character historical drama by Matthew Lopez, set in Richmond in the days after the South’s surrender at Appomattox, focuses on three members of the extended DeLeon family — although “family” doesn’t quite convey the true nature of the relationships.

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