The Drama Firm NYC at present introduced the reside, Off-Broadway premiere of Lilies, or The Revival of a Romantic Drama written by Michel Marc Bouchrd with English translation by Linda Gaboriau, and course by Andrew Benvenuti. Lilies – absolutely staged for the primary time in New York Metropolis – might be introduced at The Theater Middle (fiftieth & Broadway) with an all-male forged of 11 actors. Previews start Wednesday, Could 5 for an official opening night time of Monday, Could 17.
Lilies might be one of many first, new indoor theater productions of 2021 – carried out with a reside forged of actors on stage – to be introduced inside an Off-Broadway venue. Final month, Lilies was recorded reside, open air, and introduced by The Drama Firm NYC as a streaming, on-demand manufacturing (March 26-28).
Set in opposition to a backdrop of revenge, obsession, and love, Lilies tells the story of Simon Doucet, not too long ago launched from jail after serving a 30-year sentence for against the law he didn’t commit. He arranges a personal assembly together with his former faculty buddy, Jean Bilodeau, now a robust Bishop. Simon and his mates, all former jail inmates, revisit the harrowing occasions that occurred throughout their closing 12 months at St. Sebastian’s faculty for boys.
Lilies options an all-male forged of 11 actors. Coming back from the March 2021 streaming manufacturing are Grant Hale as Jean Bilodeau; Florimond Le Goupil-Maier as Depend Vallier De Tilly; Invoice 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. Becoming a member of the forged for the Lilies Off-Broadway premiere are J.J. Miller as Simon 1952/Timothee Doucet; Hartley Parker as Simon Ducet 1912; Devon Savage as Pupil/Baroness De Hue; Marc Verzatt as Bishop Bilodeau; and Grant Evan and Max Richards within the ensemble.
The artistic workforce for Lilies, led by director Andrew Benvenuti, options costume design by Caitlyn Piccirillo, lighting design by Reid Sullivan. Josh Bowen is assistant director and manufacturing stage supervisor. Sara Laursen is corporate supervisor.
HEALTH & SAFETY
In accordance with CDC and New York State tips for restricted reside performances, strict COVID-19 protocols, led by the producers’ well being and security director, Elias Preciado, an epidemiologist, who additionally serves because the manufacturing’s Covid-19 compliance officer, might be adhered to throughout rehearsals (at present underway) and through reside performances at The Theater Middle. Moreover, all personnel at The Theater Middle inclusive of field workplace, ushers, and entrance of home, together with all members of the forged and crew, might be vaccinated. Everybody coming into the theater should put on masks and observe social distancing guidelines.
[NOTE: The production features full-frontal nudity and is recommended for audiences 16+.]
Tickets for Lilies are $45 for basic admission and $62 for premium seating, accessible on-line through Ticketmaster, in-person on the field workplace (210 West fiftieth Avenue, NYC), or by calling The Theater Middle (212-921-7862). Youth tickets, for anybody ages 16-25, can be found for $25 as a cash-only sale on the field workplace (both as advance buy, or in-person, day of present). Seating will observe a socially distanced “pod” plan in accordance with well being and security measures for a restricted theater capability.
Lilies will play a 4-show week: Wednesday at 2pm matinee; Saturday at 5pm (early night); Sunday at 7pm; and Monday at 7pm.
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