The Whipping Man, Cat Killer, and Obaaberima

The Whipping Man, Pacific Theatre

Giovanni Mocibob, Carl Kennedy, and Tom Pickett act their socks off (although you can’t see that in this picture) in The Whipping Man

I have two shows to recommend this weekend: The Whipping Man and Cat Killer.

Pacific Theatre’s production of The Whipping Man runs until March 21 and it contains some of the best acting you’re going to see on-stage in town right now. It’s about the relationship between former slaves and a former slave owner just after the end of the American Civil War.

And you’ve got one more night (tonight, March 14) to catch Cat Killer at Presentation House in North Vancouver. Cat Killer is immersive: you find your own way in and around the theatre, guided by a video playing on a little handheld camera.

If you want day-after mini-reviews, your can follow me on Twitter: @ColinThomasSays.

And, if you want to read my interview with Tawiah M’Carthy, who wrote and performs Obaaberima, check it out late a week Wednesday (March 25) on straight.com. Obaaberima is about growing up as a female-identified male in Ghana. M’Carthy was a terrific interview: he talked about how theatre healed his relationship with God. I hope I can do him justice.

About Colin Thomas

Colin Thomas is a Vancouver-based editor, an award-winning playwright, and an established theatre critic. Colin helps writers unlock the full potential of their novels, short stories, screenplays, and children's books.

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