THE WHIPPING MAN

2011 Lortel Award for Best Lighting Design
2011 Drama Desk nomination for Best Lighting Design

By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Doug Hughes

Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage 1
Opening Night February 1, 2011

Sets by John Lee Beatty
Costumes by Catherine Zuber
Sound by Jill BC Du Boff

Photos by Joan Marcus

“Manhattan Theater Club’s production, directed by Doug Hughes, benefits from the expertly realized work of the veteran set designer John Lee Beatty, whose rendering of a decayed and distressed Southern town house has an almost gothic richness of detail. The oozing walls and falling plaster are a vivid image of a decadent world blasted into smithereens by the South’s defeat.
The shadowy lighting, by Ben Stanton, is also effective. Flickering, golden candlelight provides some gentle covering for the gruesome scene that comes early, when Simon and John perform an amputation on Caleb’s gangrenous leg.”

– Charles Isherwood, New York Times, Feb.1, 2011
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