Lilies; Or, the Revival of a Romantic Drama

May 4 - 26, 2019

A lemonTree creations, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre & Why Not Theatre co-production

Playwright(s): Michel Marc Bouchard

Directed by:
Cole Alvis

Walter Borden
Alexander Chapman
Mark Cassius
Waawaate Fobister

In 1912, two schoolboys fall in love performing a play about Saint Sebastian. Their passion is interrupted when one is unjustly sent to prison. Decades later, several inmates agree to stage this story of young love in search of their own redemption. Walter Borden leads a cast of predominantly Indigenous and Black artists to make visible the high incarceration rates of these communities. The creative team brings this romantic drama into the 21st century, unearthing love, lies, and colonialism.

Upcoming Performances

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