Baltimore Center Stage: The Whipping Man
The Whipping Man
April 04–May 13
  • By Matthew Lopez
  • Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Why is this night different from all other nights? For three Richmond Jews—one a former Confederate soldier, two his former slaves—gathered around a makeshift Seder table at the close of the Civil War, age-old questions of justice and freedom find new and surprising answers.


Creative Team


Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Production Dramaturg

Fight Director

Dialect Consultant

Casting Director

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

In the Press

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“Powerful production”— City Paper
“A truly thought-provoking play and a powerful end to the CENTERSTAGE season.”— WYPR
“A taut, atmospheric production…astutely directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah.” — The Baltimore Sun
“Director Kwame Kwei-Armah... shows a rich instinct for atmosphere” in a “brooding, coiled production” — The Washington Post
“CENTERSTAGE’s powerful production – filled with mesmerizing performances – is an experience you do not want to miss” — DC Metro Theater Arts
“A fascinating perspective on a familiar story”— Broadway World Baltimore
In the News
The Baltimore Sun — Center Stage's Kwame Kwei-Armah is finally putting his vision on stage
The Washington Post — ‘The Whipping Man’ at Baltimore’s Centerstage: Drama aplenty
The Baltimore Sun — 'The Whipping Man' gets taut, atmospheric production at Center Stage
City Paper — Production about the aftermath of slavery has a powerful immediacy
Broadway World Baltimore — A Potent WHIPPING MAN
DC Metro Theater Arts — ‘The Whipping Man’ at Centerstage by Amanda Gunther
DC Theatre Scene — The Whipping Man at Center Stage