Lilies;
or, the revival of a romantic drama

August 11-15, 2020

A queer masterpiece, reimagined.

a lemonTree creations production
Presented by Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, in association with
Black Theatre Workshop + Fierté Montréal + Festival international Présence autochtone

originally produced by lemonTree creations + Buddies in Bad Times + Why Not Theatre

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.

Prolific indie company lemonTree creations revives Michel Marc Bouchard’s masterpiece with a cast of Indigenous, Black, and culturally diverse artists to make visible the high incarceration rates of these communities. Centring Indigeneity and diverse worldviews, the creative team bring this romantic drama into the 21st century, unearthing love, lies, and colonialism.


PRIVATE SUPPORT
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Cast & Crew
WRITTEN BY
Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by
Linda Gaboriau
Directed by
Cole Alvis
CAST
Alexander Chapman
Mark Cassius
Ryan G Hinds
Indrit Kasapi
Tsholo Khalema
Troy Emery Twigg
John Wamsley
Joseph Zita
Stage manager
Neha Ross
set + PROPS
Jay Havens
COSTUME DESIGN
Joanna Yu
Lighting Design
Michelle Ramsay
SOUND DESIGN/COmposition
Deanna Choi
COMPOSITION
Aqua
POETRY
Yolanda Bonnell
APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER
Emie Sabandal
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Suzie Balogh
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
MUSIC CAPTAIN
fight choreographer
Indrit Kasapi
Production Photography
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