A queer masterpiece, reimagined.
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 Walter Borden leading a cast of predominantly Indigenous and Black 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.
Costume design by
Costume design - Mentorship Program
Lighting design by
Apprentice stage manager
Ryan G Hinds
Troy Emery Twigg
Set + props design by
Head of wardrobe:
Aqua, Deanna Choi