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× Lion in the Streets
A Tarragon Acoustic Production in association with PlayME Podcast's Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley
February 11, 2021 8:00 PM – February 25, 2021 11:59 PM (listen anytime anywhere)

Written by: Judith Thompson
Reimagined for Tarragon Acoustic and Directed by: Djanet Sears
With Jamaican Language Translation by: d'bi young anitafrika
Translation dramaturgy by: Djanet Sears
Original music composed by: Aaron Davis
Sound Design, Edit and Audio Mix by: Chris Tolley

Featuring: John David Blackwood, Susan Coyne, Martin Julien, Nancy Palk, Ordena Stephens-Thompson, Nicole Underhay and d'bi young anitafrika
Additional Vocals by: Aaron Davis, Qwyn Charter McLachlan, and Kyla Charter

Seventeen years ago, Isobel was murdered at the tender age of nine. Now she finds herself back in her previous life as a ghost searching for the person responsible for her untimely death. But this time she’s powerful, having the ability to watch over the living, observe them, and sometimes interact with them. Isobel has been paying attention to her former neighbours, and it’s not long before she begins to suffer along with them during their dark and horrific private experiences. Will she finally get the peace she’s been yearning for?

In 1991, Judith Thompson received a Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award for Lion in the Streets. Productions of the play have been held in a wide variety of North American locations, including Toronto, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Portland and Vancouver, but also Łódź, Poland. Judith was a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon from 1984-1989.

Lion in the Streets was first produced at Tarragon in November 1990.

Pre-purchased Acoustic subscriptions and tickets will receive an email on the opening day of the play (Feb 11) with instructions on how to access it and any associated bonus content. Subscriptions and tickets purchased after the opening day (Feb 11) will receive the access information email within 24 hours of purchase.

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