One of Judith Thompson's most enduring plays, Lion in the Streets looks at those suffering from inner emotional turmoil.
“Poetic, painful, powerful . . . Writing this strong is celebrated and revisited for a reason.”
—Matt Tenbruggencate, Spectator Tribune
“This script is so harsh that it makes you feel like you’ve been stripped, beaten, and abandoned, and so compassionate that it releases floods of grief and gratitude with its touch.”
—Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight
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. Of special interest are Isobel’s former neighbours, whom she begins to suffer along with during their dark private experiences. Will she finally get the peace she’s been yearning for? One of Judith Thompson’s most enduring plays, Lion in the Streets looks at the inner turmoil of ordinary people and the ways in which they cope.
Judith Thompson is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for White Biting Dog and The Other Side of the Dark. In 2006 she was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada, and in 2008 she became the first Canadian to be awarded the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Palace of the End. Judith is a professor of drama at the University of Guelph and lives in Toronto.