The name of the author of Mirror Game is Dennis Foon. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on November 18th 1951. He studied in Cooley High School in central Detroit.
During his youth, Foon is a witness of raciallity and lived in a divided environment filled with discrimination and intolerance. He fought against it through plays20 years later...
He began his career in the theater in 1975, when he founded Vancouver’s Green Thumb Theatre for young people. He discovered that the theater examined the children’s lives ans helped to reflected their real concerns.
In the last of 20 or 30 years, he began to write ans produced plays such as “New Cannadian kid”, “Mirror Game”, “Seesaw”,”Little Criminals”, “War”, “Liars”.
He has written or staged dramatics plays focused on the concerns and worries of young audiences.
Dennis Foon is interested in young subjects such as social workers, teachers ans police officers, he portrays with compelling credibility, the increasingly perilous world of children who must endure systematic racism, school bullying, the trauma of the divorce, and dysfunctional families. So he was been working in particulary for youg audiences.
This play deals with violent's problems between chidren ans their parents (the domestic violence, parents who hit their children) but also the evilbeing of adolescents in society and how they gonna found a solution.
The characters of Bob ans his parents, Maggie, Sarah, Joe, Mary and Luke will be taken to illustrate these situations.
For teenagers, on the way to adulthood, are caught in a mirror game which seems to require them to reproduce the violence they suffered at home. Dut the cycle of violence can be broken...
Theplay is fun but not frivolous, modern without embarrassing effort to be fashionable. It addresses issues that affect each of us while being naturally entertaining, but never oppressive.
Bob is a teenager who struggling with his physical appearence, he is Maggie's friend and secretly in love with Sara
Maggie is secretly in love with Bob.
Sarah is in relashionship with Luke, goes out with him. She can't stand her stepfather who always has arguments with her mother and hit her.
Joe is Sara's stepfather, not self-reliant, he dosn't help the familly ans he is menasant. Mary is Sara's mum.
Luke is Sara's boyfriend.
2) The play can be useful from a social point of view because it deals about actual problems. More other, it tagets to young audiences, with teenagers so we can be confuses with the characters, take their role and analyze our own life.The acting is a reflection of our lives: parent's conflict, love stories between teenagers, the autonomous... The play may increase awareness of our attitude in daily life, will need to improve, change orbuild.