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.​