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Lillies

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 

Joanna Yu

Costume design - Mentorship Program 

Beatriz Arevalo

 

Lighting design by 

Michelle Ramsay

 

Associate director:

Nikki Shaffeeullah


Stage manager

Neha Ross

Apprentice stage manager

Emie Sabandal

Directed by 

Cole Alvis   

 

Cast

Walter Borden
Alexander Chapman
Mark Cassius
Waawaate Fobister
Ryan G Hinds
Indrit Kasapi
Tsholo Khalema
Troy Emery Twigg
Joseph Zitta

Set + props design by 

Jay Havens


 

Head of wardrobe: 

Allie Marshall


Production manager 

Suzie Balogh


Music captain 

Mark Cassius

Composition 

Aqua, Deanna Choi


Poetry

Yolanda Bonnell