Theatre review: Innocence Lost is worth the wait

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Caitlin McFarlane as Jocelyn Gaudet, Carlen Escarraga as Dougie Oates, Shauna Griffin as Lynne Harper & Mike Gill as Steven Truscott in the Studio 58 production of Innocence Lost (A play about Steven Truscott) on stage until April 6. Photo by Emily Cooper.

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While it may take a full act to find its emotional core, the payoff in the Studio 58 production of Innocence Lost – A Play About Steven Truscott is worth the wait.

Innocence Lost is based on the true-life 1959 trial and decade’s long search to prove the innocence of Steven Truscott for the rape and murder of his classmate Lynne Harper.  Told from the perspective of Sarah, a resident of the small town of Clinton, Ontario where the murder took place, Beverley Cooper’s memory play takes us from the day of the murder, through Truscott’s death sentence at age 14 and ultimately to his acquittal in 2007.

Read the full review at Vancouver Presents!

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