"...a permanent solution..." by Tom Slater
“A PERMANENT SOLUTION…” follows the lives of a group of friends dealing with the issue of depression and suicide. Lisa, a straight “A” student with a bright future is having problems dealing with issues from the past that have haunted her for years. She has been dating her boyfriend, Jason, for three years, but he is unsure he is still committed to the relationship, even though he still loves her deeply. Her best friend, Dee, having dealt with mental health issues in the past tries to be supportive while Brad, Jason’s best friend, uses humour to help his friends while disguising his own problems.
The play is poignant, powerful, humourous, educational and speaks honestly to today’s youth about depression and suicide and offers them a message of hope. This production has been seen over 50 times throughout the tour which ran over a period of 2 years.
Suitable for School Performances: Students age 14+
Year Printed: 2011
First produced in 2004 at McKie Studio Theatre, Guelph, ON
Running Time: 50 minutes
Male Cast: 4
Female Cast: 3