Shaking the Dew from the Lilies

A Play in two acts  By 2000 Paddy Gillard-Bentley

   
Apologies to Picasso.

What happens when five women are accidentally locked overnight in a mall washroom?

a Hot!     Sexy!    Provocative! witty!
in your face 'adult comedy'

Real Life
5/f 
2 hrs.

 

Tami, short skirt, blouse cut down to there…big hair and Cynthia, who looks at the world down her nose

have an instant dislike for each other. Next arrives nearly perfect Aja (according to Susan), witty, trendy

and popular and Susan, Aja’s friend who is fighting the feminist fight on the wrong battlefield with no

ammunition; long-time friends…but for how long?  Complete the ensemble with Nicole…the voice of reason,

and not a red plaid jacket-wearing lesbian, either.

 

Throughout the night they discover unexpected things about each other, some are intriguing revelations, while

others are scandalous betrayals. When they emerge from the ordeal in the morning, they will have learned more

about themselves, wrestling with an array of topics from sexual abuse and mothers to tampons, orgasms and their

most embarrassing moments. While it is a comedy, this character driven play is not without its poignant moments

of anguish and emotional discoveries.

 

When life runs out of toilet paper, sometimes you just have to shake the dew from the lily.

 

*There is also a version of this with vignettes, including seven small parts that can be doubled...4/m and 3/f.

 

 

 

WHAT THEY SAID…

 Shaking the Dew from the Lilies has got to be the most provocative, explicit, yet fascinating

and funny play ever to be staged in Waterloo region. 

Harry Currie – Record Staff

 

It may be an eye-opener to men, who cannot know how women, on a personal comfort level,

talk between themselves. Above all, it was a real-life comedy with serious undertones. Many will

learn from absorbing and thinking a bit about the impact early life experiences have on current behaviour.

by Irena Wandschneider

This play is emotionally compelling and really, really funny.  The things that are addressed are honest.

I've never seen any of this material on stage before.

Cynthia Davies, Director (Denver, CO)

 

 

Shaking the Dew from the Lilies was voted in the top five for THE BEST LIVE THEATRE IN 2002 BY Echo Weekly.

It received its first production to sell-out audiences in Nov. 2002., in Kitchener, Ontario

 

READ SOME OF THE REVIEWS

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Shaking the Dew from the Lilies was first produced in Nov. 2002 at the Registry Theatre, Kitchener, On.

Directed by George Joyce

a Flush ink production

produced by paddy-gillard Bentley & George Joyce

Cast & Crew Pics & Bios

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Pictures of Opening Night

Pictures of Closing Night
 

Shaking the Dew from the Lilies had its American Premier at the Playwright Theatre in Denver, CO,

May 12thJune 18th 2005, directed by Cynthia Davies

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DENVER PRODUCTION – cast pictures/review

 

Shaking the Dew from the Lilies was produced by Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre

Nov 4th – 21st at the Fire Hall Theatre

Shaking the Dew from the Lilies by Paddy Gillard-Bentley

directed by

Kathy Coudle-King

November 4-6, 11-13, 18-20
Sunday Matinee: November 7 & 14

What happens when five women are accidentally locked overnight in a mall washroom? This adult comedy explores the forced interaction between five women who couldn’t be more different. Throughout the night they discover unexpected things about each other, some are intriguing revelations, while others are scandalous betrayals. A character driven comedy with poignancy and bite. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When life runs out of toilet paper, sometimes you just have to shake the dew from the lily. This production contains mature content.

GRAND FORKS PICTURES – CAST - REVIEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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