COW HEAD Forty years ago this month, the signing of the agreement establishing the Gros Morne National Park took place despite considerable resistance from local communities.
On Thursday, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador will be doing a reading of the play “Gros Mourn” by the Mummers Theatre Troupe that was presented in the summer of 1973 and proved to be a catalyst for protests and opposition to the park. The play is based on interviews carried out at the time with residents of Sally’s Cove.
The reading will be followed by a talk by Chris Brookes, an original creator of the play and artistic director of The Mummers Troupe, about the creation of the play and the politics and issues that inspired it.
There will be some discussion on the predictions at the time and whether or not they came true and the issues of today.
The reading will take place at the Warehouse Theatre in Cow Head at noon.