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April's Fool

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Title: April's Fool
Author: Burton, David
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April’s Fool
By David Burton

“Marvellous storytelling … is never sentimental, but tough, heartbreaking and true” – Greenroom

CAST: 2M 3F (can have a cast of up to 27)
CHARACTER AGES: 15–50
LENGTH: 1 hour approximately
TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior Years
STYLE: Verbatim
THEMES: Drug culture, drug overdose, death

"...I was like Man, you gotta not party so hard, hey?' He's like, Right. Give me to twenty. Just twenty and I'll do it. I'll be clean. I'll be done. That's it. Twenty.'"

SYNOPSIS
In April 2009, two weeks short of his nineteenth birthday, Toowoomba teenager Kristjan Terauds died due to complications from illicit drug use. Using the words of Kristjan’s friends and family interviewed over many months, and inspired by the journal of Kristjan’s father, David Burton has dramatised a powerful story of love, loss, and sadness, with touching humour.

April’s Fool is a thought provoking, memorable, and ultimately optimistic reflection on the choices we make and how they affect those we love.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
April’s Fool was originally commissioned by Empire Theatre Project Company, Toowoomba and has since toured to Brisbane and surrounding regions. Nominated for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Literary Award in 2011.

PLAYWRIGHT
David Burton is an award-winning writer from Queensland, Australia. Lazarus Won’t Get Out of Bed was his first professionally produced play in Brisbane. Since then, David wrote April’s Fool, which toured nationally in 2012 and was published by Playlab Press. His other works include Boomtown for the Queensland Music Festival (2013) and numerous works for The Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe. In 2014, David co-wrote Hedonism’s Second Album with Claire Christian, premiering at La Boite Theatre Company in August, also published by Playlab Press. In the same year David won the Text Prize for Young Adults and Children’s Writing for his memoir How To Be Happy.

"We had a great response to April's Fool from our Year 12 students 'Because it was very raw and extremly honest'"
Lynda Dowley - Rockhampton SHS

Publisher: Playlab Press
Publication date: 01/10/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921390074
Publishing status: Active (web)
April's Fool