Select Page

The Whipping Man, Cat Killer, and Obaaberima

by | Mar 14, 2015 | Review | 0 comments

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 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.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Freshsheet Reviews logo reversed

Subscribe Free!

Sign up for the FRESH SHEET newsletter and get curated local, national, and international arts coverage — all sorts of arts — every week.


Drop a line to


FRESH SHEET, the reviews and FRESH SHEET, the newsletter are available free. But writing them is a full-time job and arts criticism is in peril. Please support FRESH SHEET by sending an e-transfer to or by becoming a patron on Patreon.

Copyright ©2024 Colin Thomas. All rights reserved.