Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott


Beverley Cooper

Finalist for the 2009 Governor General’s Award

In this incisive and emotionally-taut dramatization of the case, Beverley Cooper recreates the world of Steven Truscott and his friends. Sarah, a young farm girl, is our guide to life bounded by small town hangouts, organized sports, the local air force base, school. And then suddenly that world twists into a nightmare of grief, fear, police questioning, rumour and innuendo. With finely-calibrated tension, Cooper leads the audience through the case afresh and sheds light on the human cost of what is now considered to be Canada’s most notorious wrongful conviction.

“…strikes to the core of anyone with a heart… the story refuses to go away. Nor should we let it.” —London Free Press

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
96pp 5.5 x 8.5 in
6F/4M, doubling