Lilies or The Revival of a Romantic Drama
by Michel Marc Bouchard, translated by Linda Gaboriau
Ran for a limited run from May 5th, 2021 through June 6th, 2021 at The Theater Center
(210 West 50th Street, NYC)
Set against a backdrop of revenge, obsession, and love, Lilies tells the story of Simon Doucet, recently released from prison after serving a 30-year sentence for a crime he did not commit. He arranges a private meeting with his former school friend, Jean Bilodeau, now a powerful Bishop. Simon and his friends, all former prison inmates, revisit the harrowing events that occurred during their final year at St. Sebastian's school for boys.
Lilies features an all-male cast of 11 actors. Returning from the March 2021 streaming production are Grant Hale as Jean Bilodeau; Florimond Le Goupil-Maier as Count Vallier De Tilly; Bill Morton as Countess Marie-Laure de Tilly; Drew Paton as Father St. Michael and Baron De Hue; and J.P. Ross as Lydie Anne De Rozier. Joining the cast for the Lilies Off-Broadway premiere are J.J. Miller as Simon 1952/Timothee Doucet; Hartley Parker as Simon Ducet 1912; Devon Savage as Student/Baroness De Hue; Marc Verzatt as Bishop Bilodeau; and Grant Evan and Max Richards in the ensemble.
The creative team:
Directed by Andrew Benvenuti, costume design by Caitlyn Piccirillo, lighting design by Reid Sullivan. Josh Bowen is assistant director and production stage manager. Sara Laursen is company manager.
HEALTH & SAFETY
In accordance with CDC and New York State guidelines for limited live performances, strict COVID-19 protocols, led by the producers’ health and safety director, Elias Preciado, an epidemiologist, who also serves as the production’s Covid-19 compliance officer, will be adhered to during rehearsals (currently underway) and during live performances at The Theater Center. Additionally, all personnel at The Theater Center inclusive of box office, ushers, and front of house, along with all members of the cast and crew, will be vaccinated. Everyone entering the theater must wear masks and follow social distancing rules.