CONTRIBUTION · 25th September 2012
Terrace Little Theatre
Terrace Little Theatre is hosting a PLAY READING of BUNK #7 by Larry Guno with Michael Armstrong.
The reading takes place on Saturday October 6th at 1.30 pm at the McColl Playhouse, 3625 Kalum Street, Terrace BC.
Join us for a reading of this powerful and transformative play, the true story of Larry Guno at Indian residential school in 1959 when a favourite supervisor was fired and the boys rioted. This is a rewritten version from the northwest BC play reading tour in 2008 with residential school survivors and youth.
Playwright Michael Armstrong and director Marianne Brorup Weston sourced archival journals, school mates of Larry, Aboriginal Elders and family to weave a stark yet tender thread through the story.
There are reading parts for 6 boys aged 11 to 17, the adult Larry (narrator) and a number of school staff.
Anyone can join in the reading, or just sit and listen. This work may trigger you if you have experience of intergenerational residential school or other forms of oppression. If you need a support person with you, they are welcome to attend.
For more infomration please leave a message at 250.638.1215 or drop us an email.
Comment by John McIlwraith on 6th February 2016
I’m writing you about the above-noted play by Larry Guno. Unfortunately I was unable to see the play live when it was performed in Edmonton at the Reconciliation event last year.
Upon reading the summary of the play’s focus, I believe that the supervisor featured in the play may have been my father, Charles McIlwraith.
Do you know if there is any way that you might be able to put me in touch with the family of Larry Guno or someone connected to the writing of the play? I would love to discuss this further with them.
Thanks so much for your time.