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Delivers extraordinary ‘Whipping Man’

Don’t be put off by the fact that this show is about slaves, the Civil War, Jews, (black Jews no less!) or even an incredibly traumatic scene in the first half where Nickell’s character exposes a gangrenous leg. “The Whipping Man” delivers a stunning, captivating evening of theater that seizes you, holds you transfixed, rattles...


Passover meets emancipation in ‘Whipping Man’

Director Matt Pfeiffer believes that great plays must ask great questions. He also believes that “The Whipping Man,” which opens March 15 under his direction for Gulfshore Playhouse, lives up to that requisite. Even a short description of the play by Matthew Lopez, which made its New York premier in 2011, intrigues: “It’s Passover in...


The Revisit at Gulfshore Playhouse by Johnnie Hobbs, Jr.

Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. is playing Simon in “The Whipping Man”.  Myself, James Ijames and Cody Nickell, under the direction of Matt Pfeiffer engaged in a production of The Whipping Man about a year and a half ago in Philadelphia at the Arden Theatre. The memories of that experience will remain indelible. Moving forward to our first read...


An Interview with Matthew Lopez

THE WHIPPING MAN, the intense civil war era drama currently on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage, is playwright Matthew Lopez’s first play. In the growing popularity of this touching play, Lopez himself is receiving more and more attention. Gulfshore Playhouse had the honor to interview Lopez, read below to see his insights into the play itself,...


Join Us as Our Spectacular 7th Season Continues!

Happy New Year! We here at Gulfshore Playhouse hope you had a wonderful holiday season!   2012 was a busy year for us, and we are looking forward to our upcoming spring season!  With the remaining four plays of our season being presented from mid January to late April, we are very excited to continue...