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Lilies

Lilies
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by: Linda Gaboriau
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 69
Pub. Date: 1998
ISBN-10: 0887545459
ISBN-13: 9780887545450

About the Play:

Lilies (English-language version of Les feluettes ou La répétition d'un drame romantique) is a full-length drama by Michel Marc Bouchard, translated by by Linda Gaboriau.

Lilies is a play within a play. The central plot concerns two young boys in a Catholic college, in 1912, who fall in love while working on a play about St. Sebastian. Their passion ends in tragedy with one boy sent to prison, the other dead. Years later, as the aged inmate is about to be released, he is visited by the local monsignor, who as a boy was party to the tragic events. The inmate re-stages the entire story as a play, forcing the monsignor to admit his role in the tragedy.

Cast: 12 men (can be played by 9 men with doubling)

What people say:

"This play is definitely a masterpiece of Québec theatre in the 1980s." — Le Devoir

"The triumphant return of Lilies sends its playwright to the pinnacle of Québec theatre." — Montreal Mirror

"...A wonderful theatrical fantasy, in which the audience's imagination is free to soar for two uninterrupted hours." — Vancouver Sun

"Lilies... is like a torrential rain at the end of a long dry season." — Vancouver Courier

About the Playwright:

Michel Marc Bouchard is one of Québec's most prominent playwrights. Three of his plays have also been adapted for cinema. He has received numerous grants and awards including "Le Prix du Journal de Montréal", "Le Prix des critiques de l'Outaouais", the Dora Mavor Moore Award, the Chalmers Award for Outstanding New Play, and nine Jessie Richardson Awards.

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