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Chasing the Money

Chasing the Money

By Dennis Foon
Subjects: Western Playwrights, British Columbia, Theatre for Young Audiences, Drugs, Alcohol & Substance Abuse, By Age - 15-18, By Age - 11-14
Casting: 1 f, 2 m
Duration: 50 minutes
Imprint: Second Scene Editions
Paperback : 9780887547614, 48 pages, October 2007


Playwright Dennis Foon spoke widely with teens who gamble. "They told me wild, wonderful adrenaline-pumping tales of their highs," he says. "The lows were another story, not crumpling quietly into themselves, but a toxic bomb scarring the people closest to them. " Today's young people grow up in an era of expanding and available gambling opportunities and face tough choices earlier generations did not. The characters in Chasing the Money, as a result of their own or others' gambling problems, are the people—youth and adult—seen every day by addiction counsellors.