Rep Artistic Director Bob Hupp to Lead Panel on ‘The Whipping Man’ at Clinton School of Public Service

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s latest upcoming production, “The Whipping Man,” tells the story of Jewish Confederate officer Caleb DeLeon and his two former slaves, Simon and John, who have to learn how to live in a post-slavery world. What unfolds as they wait for their loved ones’ return is full of pain, faith, horror, strength and secrets. 

In preparation for the show, which opens this weekend, The Rep’s artistic director Bob Hupp is leading a panel discussion at the Clinton School of Public Service in Sturgis Hall. Hupp will discuss the ins and outs of “The Whipping Man,” along with all the baggage that comes with it. 

The panel will take place today, Jan. 22, at noon. To reserve your seats, email or call (501) 683-5239.

Make sure you check out our Q&A with the cast and directer Gilbert McCauley, who returns to direct “The Whipping Man” after his success with “Gee’s Bend” in 2013. Don’t miss the show The New York Times calls “haunting, striking and powerful.”

The Rep’s production will run from Jan. 21 – Feb. 8. Click here for a full list of showtimes and to purchase tickets. 

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