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Danny, King of the Basement

Danny, King of the Basement

By David S. Craig.

Product Code: DF2000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 2m., 2w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Danny, King of the Basement tells the story of 10-year-old Danny "Delco" Carter. Danny is the "king of moving." In two years, he and his unemployed mother have moved more times than most kids lose teeth; there's just never the money to pay the rent. 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 upscale Clinton Street, the kids he meets have more material things, but they seem to have bigger problems than just being hungry. Penelope's parents are separated and are using her as a go-between because they won't talk to each other. Angelo's dad is scary; he sounds (and looks) like a dinosaur. But Danny's imaginative play creates a sense of community that allows his friends to cope with their problems and, ultimately, to help Danny—because Danny's challenge isn't losing a home—it's gaining one. This heartwarming story about a boy who creates an imaginary world to deal with the instability and hardship of his daily life is a powerful, yet playful, play that truthfully explores issues related to child poverty and homelessness and ultimately demonstrates how the power of friendship can change lives. A winner of 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.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code DF2000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583428771
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"Everything that you want a show for young audiences to be … written with insight and compassion." -Toronto Star

"It succeeds in entertaining middle-schoolers while compassionately depicting challenges many children cope with daily, and silently." -The Seattle Times

"Shines a penetrating light on the mindset of a wanting kid most citizens would drive by thoughtlessly on one of our sorry streets." -Winnipeg Free Press

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Kiwanis Studio Theatre Brandenton Florida 11/5/2020 11/22/2020