Rev. John Louis Bonn, S.J. is at the microphone, standing on the back terrace of Bellarmine Hall. The boys behind him are Fairfield Prep students. The two men walking up the stairs are identified on the photograph as Mr. Sullivan, S.J. and Mr. John Meaney.
Rev. John Louis Bonn taught English, drama, and the classics here at Fairfield University and also at Boston College, where the Bonn Studio, a flexible black box theater for the performing arts, was named in his honor. At BC Bonn is credited with bolstering the campus' Dramatics Society by offering a small Dramatic Arts course in the summer sessions during World War II. The success of the classes prompted Boston College to enlarge them into a School of Dramatic and Expressional Arts in 1947 after the war had ended. Father Bonn was a chaplain in the United States Navy Reserve, and also a noted author of many books, including And Down the Days, So Falls The Elm Tree, and House on the Sands. Image date is approximate.
Photographic print; black-and-white; 5 x 7 in.
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