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Lilies - or The Revival of a Romantic Drama


or The Revival of a Romantic Drama

Lilies (Paperback), The Bridge (Paperback), Women of the Fur Trade (Paperback)


  • Winner, Chalmers New Play Award 1991
  • Winner, Dora Mavor Moore Award- Outstanding New Play 1991


In 1912, two young boys in a Catholic college 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.


"This play is definitely a masterpiece of Québec theatre…"

- Le Devoir

"…Lilies sends its playwright to the pinnacle of Québec theatre."

- Montreal Mirror