In the post-Civil War South, three men are tied to each other by history and faith, but are also bound by secrets. A badly-wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home at war’s end to find that his family has fled to the countryside. Remaining in the city mansion are two former slaves, also raised by his family as Jews. With Passover upon them, the three men unite to celebrate the holiday, even as they struggle to comprehend their new relationships at a crossroads of personal and national history. By Matthew Lopez. Directed by Rose Riordan. A compelling Civil War-era drama, filled with fine characterization and unexpected moments of humor.” —The New York Times
The Whipping Man, which premiered in New York in 2011 to great acclaim, is an extraordinary tale of loyalty, deceit and deliverance. Performances run through March 24. For dates and times, as well as to purchase tickets, visit link above or call the box office at 503-445-3700. On the Main Stage of the Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, 97209.