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Portland Center Stage: Whipping Man

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Gerding Theater at the Armory, Main Stage
128 NW Eleventh Avenue

February 26-March 23, 2013


Whipping Man is set in the post-Civil War South, where 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.