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The University Players production of “Lion in the Streets” The University Players production of “Lion in the Streets” enters its second weekend of performance Wednesday in the Hatch Studio Theatre.

University Players director happy to work with playwright

The director of the University Players production of Lion in the Streets has known its author for years and welcomes the opportunity to stage her work.

Jim Warren says mounting this drama has been a wonderful experience.

“The play is a moving poetic journey,” he says. “The dedication and heart that this cast and crew have given to this production is truly inspiring.”

Playwright Judith Thompson will participate in a public discussion with the cast following the March 9 performance of Lion in the Streets in the Hatch Studio Theatre. For tickets, visit www.UniversityPlayers.com or phone the box office at 519-253-3000, ext. 2080.

The Humanities Research Group presents an address by Thompson as part of its Distinguished Speakers’ Series at 4 p.m. Thursday in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall. This event is free and open to the public.