The thing about American’s history with chattel slavery, aside from the fact that a lot of people just don’t want to talk about it anymore, is that it continues to surprise us.
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“The Whipping Man.” March 8-April 7, times vary. $39-$45. The Alliance Theatre on the Hertz Stage, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4650, www.alliancetheatre.org