The work of award winning theater writer Tony Craze has been described as ' . . . assured, enthralling, daring, and with an emotional charge powerful enough to send one reeling . . .'
In ‘Squint’ cultural commentator Hugh Hornton seeks if not redemption at least respite from the booze; partner and blood body-artist Courtney isn’t letting him go; but if the resulting last binge does end in Hugh’s death then who’s this waking miraculously to breakfast next morning?
'Squint' explores a world in which characters are addicted to the belief that answers to desperation will always lie outside themselves. Hugh looks for answers in fine art, drink and even religion, Courtney in the thrill of cocaine and the moment of cutting herself; Jack in the 12 steps of the AA program, and Sister Ruth with whom they all wind up in the Anglican doctrine. What they all really want is a miracle – unlikely unless anyone finds a bit of faith in something beyond the next hit.
‘. . . grapples with huge provocative subjects . . . definitely makes Craze a writer to watch.’ (London Evening Standard).
‘Craze is a voice of honest compassion and insight into the area where dreams turn into anger, despair and ferocious frustration . . . ' (Bloomsbury Theatre Guide).
Published: 23 October 2014
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