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.
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. April’s Fool also toured nationally in 2012.
ISBN: 978 1921390 07 4