Lion in the Streets
By Judith Thompson
Nov 14 - Dec 8, 1991
The Firehall Arts Centre
Director Roy Surette
Starring Tamsin Kelsey, Lanni McInnis, Wendy Noel*, Suzanne Ristic, James Fagan Tait and Guillermo Verdecchia
Set Design Daniel Laskarin
Costume Design James A.Glen^
Lighting Design Gerald King*
Origianal Music Tippy Agogo*
Assistant Director Brenda Leadlay
Technical Director Michael Gall
Stage Manager Angela Beaulieu
"This Touchstone Theatre production has a superb cast [...] all give strong performances. Roy Surette's direction of this fascinating theatre piece is polished and precise. The set, by Daniel Laskarin, is amazingly versatile and interesting to look at. [...] the good light [...] The original music by Tippy Agogo is interesting..."
- Renee Doruyter, The Province
"Lion In The Streets lives up to its title courtesy of some ferocious acting by an exceptional cast and some edgy writing by Judith Thompson, who won the 1991 Chalmers award (her second) for this story of abuse and redemption."
- John Armstrong, Vancouver Sun
"Surette's present production has a beautiful, dreamlike quality, an innocence and terror that characterizes the world of the child. Lion in the Streets is not an easy play - for director, cast or audience - but it is fascinating theatre. Despite its surreal quality, it is terrifyingly real."
- Jo Ledingham, Georgia Straight
^ - Jessie Richardson Award Nomination
* - Jessie Richardson Award Winner
Photo: Tamsin Kelsey, James Fagan Tait and Suzanne Ristic by David Cooper