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Danny, King of the Basement - Revised Second Edition

Danny, King of the Basement

Revised Second Edition

By David S. Craig
Introduction by Walter Pitman
Preface by Richard Greenblatt
Subjects: Theatre for Young Audiences, By Age - 8-10, Family, Ontario Playwrights, Class Differences, By Age - 11-14
Casting: 2 f, 2 m
Duration: 70 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887547393, 80 pages, January 2007

Description

When Danny moves into a new basement apartment, the kids he meets seem to have way more problems than just being hungry. But Danny’s imagination creates a community that allows his friends to cope with their problems and ultimately to help Danny—because his crisis isn’t losing a home. It’s gaining one…

Reviews

"David S. Craig shines a penetrating light on the mind set of a wanting kid most citizens would drive by thoughtlessly on one of our sorry streets. Funny, real and ultimately uplifting." —Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press

"…everything that you want a show for young audiences to be… written with insight and compassion by David S. Craig around a very important theme: the thin but seemingly uncrossable line that divides the haves from the have-nots in our society. —Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

"Impressively blending contemporary realities and enduring emotional truths, Craig fashions Danny into a prince of a play." —Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

"Entertains, instructs and uplifts us, all without ever stooping to patronize. A powerful piece of theatre that speaks to all of us. —John Coulbourn, Toronto Sun