Danny, King of the Basement
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9780887547393Publication Date:
21 May 2009
Size: 212mm x 135mm£15.99
First Staged:
Toronto, 2001

Danny, King of the Basement

By David S. Craig

Paperback £15.99

A heartwarming play about a boy who creates an imaginary world to deal with the instability and hardship of his daily life - a powerful exploration of child poverty and homelessness that ultimately demonstrates how the power of friendship can change lives.

In two years, Danny and his mom have moved more often than kids lose teeth. 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 imaginative play 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…

David S. Craig's play for young audiences, Danny, King of the Basement, was first staged in Toronto in 2001. It won the Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto's Tony Awards) for Outstanding Production in Theatre for Young Audiences and the Canada Council Children's Theatre Prize.

Press Quotes

'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'

Toronto Star

'Entertains, instructs and uplifts us, all without ever stooping to patronize. A powerful piece of theatre that speaks to all of us'

Toronto Sun
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9780887547393Publication Date:
21 May 2009
Size: 212mm x 135mm£15.99

Also by David S. Craig:

Truth in Play

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