David S. Craig

Plays by David S. Craig

Tough Case

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

Sixteen-year-old Dane and his mom have relocated to Nova Scotia hoping to flee an abusive relationship with Dane’s father. In the midst of this, Dane has been getting into trouble with the law. He’s been caught breaking into and vandalizing an elderly woman’s home and is about to be charged with a host of serious offences unless he participates in a court-ordered restorative-justice program. With dreams of joining the military, Dane decides to co-operate so a criminal record won’t follow him. There he meets Nessa, a social worker who grew up in a tough north Halifax housing project and the only person able to connect with Dane. A contemporary story about one teen’s journey through the restorative-justice system, a mother fighting for her son, the scared and angry victims of a senseless crime and the mediator who helps them all come together.

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David S. Craig is one of Canada’s most prolific dramatists. He has written 29 professionally produced dramatic works including his hit comedy Having Hope at Home and the internationally acclaimed Danny, King of the Basement. He has won numerous awards, including the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production, the Chalmers New Play Award, the Rideau Award and the Writers’ Guild Prize for Radio Drama. Toronto’s NOW Magazine named him one of Canada’s Top Twenty Playwrights.