Danny, King of the Basement by David S. Craig

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Danny, King of the Basement by David S. Craig

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Meet Danny 'Delco' Carter. In two years, he and his Mum have lived in more places than most kids lose teeth. but far from being overcome by his homelessness, Danny appears to be thriving. He can pack his bags faster than it takes to tie a shoelace. He can make a friend in a morning and a best friend in a day. When Danny moves into a basement apartment on Clinton Street, the kids he meets seem to have way more problems than just being hungry. Penelope's parents won't talk to each other. Angelo's Dad sounds like a dinosaur. but Danny's imaginative play creates a community that allows his friends to cope with their problems and ultimately to help Danny - because Danny's crisis isn't losing a home. It's gaining one.Ā 

Keywords: Child poverty, homelessness, poverty, imagination

Year Printed: 2004
First Produced: First produced in 2001 by Roseneath theatre at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, Toronto, Ontario.
Running Time: 70 minutes
Acts: 1

Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 2