DAVID RUSH
Writer
OTHER PLAYS AND MUSICALS

 

DEAREST SCOTT, DARLING ZELDA (Musical in progress, book & lyrics)

            Letters exchanged between F.Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, trying to sort out

            fact from fiction in their lives.

 

FEATHERS IN THE WIND  (Musical, book & lyrics))

            Tales told by the wise fools of Chelm. 

 

DAPPLES AND GRAYS  (Drama)

            A priest falls in love with the terminally ill patient he’s come to comfort, and

            confronts his own gay crisis.

 

THE PROPHET OF BISHOP HILL  (Drama)

             Based on history:  the rise and fall of Erik Janson and the Utopian community

             he formed in Illinois.


BEETHOVEN/ KARL  (Drama)

            The stormy relationship between the composer and his unhappy nephew.

 

YOUR WEB-FOOTED FRIENDS  (Comedy)

            Four paths cross on the mad July 4th at the Taste of Chicago Festival.

 

PRAIRIE LIGHTS  (Lyrics)

            Two Jewish orphans find love and family in a small Nebraska town during

            the holiday season.

 

GRADUATION  (Drama)

            A divorced father comes home for his son’s high school graduation, forcing

            the family to find stronger bonds of connection.

 

TEN BEST-LOVED HYMNS (Drama)

            A play about elder abuse.

 

ELLEN UNIVERSE JOINS THE BAND  (Drama)

            As Ellen mourns her dead husband, she reviews her life to find

            its meaning, accompanied by a ghostly mariachi band.                                                                                                                                                                                  

THE FOOLS (Musical, book and lyrics)

            A troupe of commedia dell'arte players in the 18th century compete

            in a contest for supremacy.


DORIAN (Musical, book and lyrics)

             An adaptation of Oscar Wilde.                                                                          

                                                                                                                                       HAPPY HOUR (Musical, book and lyrics)

             A musical collage set in a neighborhood bar during said time.

                                                                                                                    

WHIRLYBIRDS (Musical, lyrics)

             A family is torn apart by the Iraqi war.

                                                                                                                    

COTILLION (Musical, book & lyrics)

            Three related one-acts showing a girl's journey to maturity during WWI.

 

OREGON FEVER  (One-Act)

            A family deals with its fears as it sets out for California and a new life.

 

ADDITIONAL           

            Over a dozen one-acts, ten-minute plays, monologues, song lyrics, etc,

            in various anthologies.

 

 

 

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