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y separately published work icon April's Fool single work   drama  
Note: Inspired by ‘April’s Fool’, an account of his son’s death by Kristjan’s father, the Empire Theatre commissioned award-winning playwright, David Burton to bring this story to the stage.
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 April's Fool
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'A true story of love, family, strength...and the choices we make.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, the result is a powerful mix of sadness, loss, and ultimately love, laced with humour.' Source: www.jwcoca.com/ (Sighted 06/08/2010)

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Dedication: for Kris. And with even more urgency: for David, Helena, Danika, Ari and all those that were affected by this tragedy. The love in your community has the power to change everything.

Production Details

  • Presented by Empire Theatre Projects Company, Toowoomba
    Oakey Cultural Centre: 12-13 August 2010
    Chinchilla Cultural Centre: 17 August 2010
    Great Hall, Dalby High School: 18 August 2010
    Ipswich Civic Centre: 19 August
    Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, 24-26 August 2010.

    Director: Lewis Jones.

    Return season from 21 April 2012 at the Judith Wright Centre

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2010
    • Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2010 .
      image of person or book cover 7343355815199462258.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 93p.
      Description: ill, ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes and Introduction by David Terauds and Foreword by Lewis Jones.
      ISBN: 9781921390074
      Series: Playlab Press Publication Playlab (publisher), series - publisher

Works about this Work

Devastation of Drugs Alanna Maclean , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 May 2012; (p. 8)

— Review of April's Fool Dave Burton , 2010 single work drama
Coping with a Tragic Loss 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 May 2012; (p. 8)
Powerful Message Baz McAlister , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 April 2012; (p. 46)

— Review of April's Fool Dave Burton , 2010 single work drama
Simple, Sad Play Stuns Brittany Vonow , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 April 2012; (p. 70)

— Review of April's Fool Dave Burton , 2010 single work drama
'I Was promised by Several People I Would Make No Money and Die Penniless in the Gutter,,,' Marie-Christine Sourris , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 8 April 2012; (p. 5)
Write of Passage Jane Scott , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 4 - 10 April no. 876 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of April's Fool Dave Burton , 2010 single work drama
Verbatim Play Tells of Loss Marie-Christine Sourris , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 8 April 2012; (p. 5)

— Review of April's Fool Dave Burton , 2010 single work drama
Simple, Sad Play Stuns Brittany Vonow , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 April 2012; (p. 70)

— Review of April's Fool Dave Burton , 2010 single work drama
Powerful Message Baz McAlister , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 April 2012; (p. 46)

— Review of April's Fool Dave Burton , 2010 single work drama
Devastation of Drugs Alanna Maclean , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 May 2012; (p. 8)

— Review of April's Fool Dave Burton , 2010 single work drama
'I Was promised by Several People I Would Make No Money and Die Penniless in the Gutter,,,' Marie-Christine Sourris , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 8 April 2012; (p. 5)
Coping with a Tragic Loss 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 May 2012; (p. 8)
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