Lilies; or the Revival of a Romantic Drama


mage description: Walter Borden, a man wearing a white and purple floral shirt and a purple suit, is standing against a white and purple floral backdrop.

TRANSCRIPT: Lilies; Or, The Revival of a Romantic Drama, Deaf Interpreted Performance on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:00PM

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. lemonTree creations, Buddies, and Why Not Theatre revive Michel Marc Bouchard’s queer masterpiece with a cast of predominantly Indigenous and Black artists to make visible the high incarceration rates of these communities. Centering Indigeneity and diverse worldviews, the creative team bring this romantic drama into the 21st century, unearthing love, lies, and colonialism.

d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons can access $10 tickets in advance using the code “ASL10” at checkout (click here to buy your tickets now). Pay-what-you-can tickets will also be available at the door. More information will be shared soon.

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The show will be held at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, a wheelchair accessible venue located at 12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON

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