• Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm with 2pm matinees Saturdays
  • Running time: 130 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Special Showings

  • Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Feb 26th at 8pm
  • Subscriber Appreciation Saturday: Feb 28th (following the matinee)
  • Artist Talkback: March 6th (following the performance)
  • Theatre Club: March 7th (following the matinee)
  • Deborah's Gate Talkback: March 4th (following the performance)
  • RCMP Talkback: March 5th (following the performance)
  • REED Talkback: March 18 & 19 (following the performance)

Reviews — 11 Open

grace O brien

Mar. 2, 2015

1:55 PM

I attended on Thursday the26th of March.I found the acting to be superb , a good command of the stage by the actors.
The subject matter of the paly was very interesting.
As I am European I could not understand the Southern drawl, which was a pity as I missed a lot of this play and the content. How every as a few of the people I was with, were able to explain it to me .
pacific Theatre is a hidden jewel of a theatre with excellent productions which I always look forward to. Many thanks

Sue and Ron

Mar. 2, 2015

3:22 PM

Whipping Man is a very intense play. The acting is amazing. The stage awesome! A must see. We were lucky enough to have a “talk” after the play. We are so fortunate to have such high level arts in Vancouver. Please go and enjoy!

Mary Ungerleider

Mar. 5, 2015

6:14 PM

I am never, ever disappointed with Pacific Theatre offerings and this production just proves AGAIN that this is one of the most exciting companies in town! What can be done on the small stage never fails to amaze and the acting is always stellar. Thank you for this wonderful production. The set alone was well worth the price of admission.

Karen Cooper

Mar. 6, 2015

2:09 PM

Super play. Best or one of the best I’ve seen by PT. Just to take one aspect: One thing I always notice, for some reason, is how pauses and silences work in a piece of theatre. They are absolutely essential to the rhythm of the piece, and just as in music, they are often most noticable when they AREN’T working well. If done poorly, long pauses tend to feel all stagey and “look at me pointing something out here with my long silence”-ish. Noticeable in this performance were some very long silences that had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what came next. What makes that level of suspense a little crazy, is this: I saw the play in Seattle two years ago and KNEW the plot. It was the tension BETWEEN the actors, the way they built the emotional space amongst and between them, that made the difference.

BJ Meier

Mar. 9, 2015

12:48 PM

Incredibly powerful and moving—- .and definitely not to be missed. Well done, Pacific Theatre!


Mar. 9, 2015

6:44 PM

Wowza! To try and describe this presentation is as difficult as wrapping your brain about what heaven will be like. The angst felt by the main characters as they came face to face in their war-ravaged mansion was brilliant acting and dialogue. The story line twists and turns and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The special effects were brilliant! I wanted to jump in and put my two bits into the fray. Whipping man was a production that all should see! Best play I have seen in a long time and PT always seems to have the best of the best!

Itai Erdal

Mar. 9, 2015

11:23 PM

What a fantastic production and what a brilliant play! I was on the edge of my seat for the whole show. All three actors give out superb performances, the design is absolutely stunning and the story is pretty amazing – full of twists and turns and at the same time quite profound and touching. Best show I’ve seen at Pacific since Jesus Hopped the A Train and possibly the best show I’ve seen in Vancouver all year. Well done!

Nancy B

Mar. 13, 2015

7:25 PM

Yet another compelling, must-see play at Pacific Theatre. Outstanding acting all around, gripping and haunting story, evocative set, beautiful lighting. The brief bursts of magically soulful singing from Simon (Tom Pickett) added further depth and, given the celebration in his singing, also added tragic irony. I highly recommend this intensely moving play.

Pacific Theatre is my favourite source of performance art — provocative and intelligent plays and highly talented folks on and behind the stage. My subscription will continue!

anna hagan

Mar. 16, 2015

1:18 PM

Everything about this production was wonderful – play, direction, acting, set, lighting and sound design…an eloquent and memorable evening in the theatre.

Madeline Murphy-Brown

Mar. 18, 2015

3:09 PM

I enjoyed the show ‘THE WHIPPING MAN’
I felt it was well presented and the actors were very good at delivering the message of what slavery was all about.
It was my first visit at that theatre and was impressed.
Thanks for great afternoon.

Beatrice VanderBos

Mar. 18, 2015

8:00 PM

Having worked with Habitat for Humanity and having received their training in the South, their new building is where lynching had taken place years earlier.
With that in mind, the performance of the Whipping Man was well portrayed, revealing of the pain of slavery and the turmoil of a battle lost.
The Seder meal meant to bring wholeness, was broken with the realization of unkept promises now seemingly impossible to heal, revealing a greater pain than every imagined.
Very well done and with great appreciation to Pacific Theatre for making these performances available.

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