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The Crossing Guard & In Full Light

The Crossing Guard & In Full Light

By Daniel Sarah Karasik
Subjects: Anthologies, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 2 f, 3 m | 1 f, 2 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770910034, 120 pages, September 2011
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770910058, 250 pages, September 2011


Daniel Sarah Karasik explores the beauty and peril of intimate attachment in their new work, The Crossing Guard, and in his award-winning In Full Light.

Every day after school, seventeen-year-old Timothy waits at the neighbourhood crosswalk where years earlier his older sister disappeared. Every day he crosses the street with Jim, the elderly crossing guard. It's a ritual Timothy thinks might go on forever, until one day he arrives and Jim is absent. Instead, standing at the crosswalk is a young woman—a young woman who looks a lot like his missing sister. The Crossing Guard is a tender meditation on the limits of fidelity.

Ben's teenaged daughter Claire is hit by a car. To ease his conscience, Leon, the driver, approaches Ben with a cheque. Which Ben takes. But now why is Leon calling Ben at work and showing up on his front lawn? And what's going on with Claire, now recovered, throwing rocks at the window of the boy who lives across the street? In Full Light is a riveting exploration of obligation, obsession and desire.


"The Crossing Guard reverberates with emotion and gentle humour. " 

- Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine