Interactive Play Reading

Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott
by Beverley Cooper

Monday, March 21 at 7:30 pm – FREE EVENT
Belfry Lobby

We want you to be an actor. Come and be cast in a part in Beverley Cooper’s Governor General’s Award nominated play.

About the play
In 1959 in rural Ontario, Canada, a 12-year-old girl named Lynne Harper was found raped and strangled to death.  Within days her 14-year-old classmate Steven Truscott was charged with her murder.  After a two week trial Steven was deemed guilty and sentenced to hang.  Thus began the story that enflamed the community, the country and the world.  This true story is looked at through the eyes of the fictional character of Sarah, a fellow classmate of Steven and Lynne’s as she deals with her own loss of innocence, her world turned upside down and a personal journey to find truth and justice.  The play examines the nature of community and how good people make bad choices.