University Players presents Lion in the Streets

Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 20:00

Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson

Powerful Drama

The ghost of a nine-year old Portuguese girl named Isobel wanders the neighbourhoods of Toronto in search of her murderer.  As she watches over the living, she shares their darkest moments, and ultimately finds hope and forgiveness.  
In this powerful and surreal masterpiece by one of Canada’s preeminent and celebrated playwrights, Thompson examines isolation, cruelty and the possibility of a moment of grace and redemption.

For mature audiences – Some may find the language and subject matter disturbing.

“Poetic, painful, powerful” - Spectator Tribune
Winner: Chalmers Outstanding New Play Award, 1991
Written by Judith Thompson: Officer of the Order of Canada, winner of 2 Governor General’s awards for Drama, first Canadian to win prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, “one of Canada’s best contemporary playwrights” – The Chronicle Herald

Performances March 3-12, 2017 (in the Hatch Studio Theatre)

For tickets, call 519-253-3000 ext 2808 or visit