Searing drama ‘The Whipping Man’ takes stage
Portland Center Stage’s production of the searing Civil War drama, The Whipping Man, by Matthew Lopez, opens on Friday, March 1 and runs Tuesday through Sunday through March 24. Tickets start at $39. Rush tickets are $20.
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.
Tickets can be purchased online at pcs.org, by phone at 503-445-3700 or by visiting the box office located at 128 N.W. 11th Ave.