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Rusch, C[hristine] (American playwright, teacher, published and produced free-lance writer, founding artistic director of playwrights theatre, dramaturg, consultant, 19__-____), “Sarajevo,”

a 20-minute drama in English, set in “a country that no longer exists,” in the early 1990s,


; • © 2002 by Christine Rusch; • in Christine Rusch’s Sarajevo (Wyandotte, Michigan, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script/rights available from Christine Rusch, P.O. Box 202, Wyandotte, Michigan 48192, U.S.A., e-mail Isoperhaps@aol.com, telephone 734-324-3142. • Cited by Christine Rusch via ftp October 6, 2004; Rusch says,

§ Dramatis Personae Tadeusz (m), a young, new lighting technician in a recently bombed opera house; Lecia (f), 19, a determined dancer.

§ Synopsis “A dancer confronts a technician as the bombs fall in a country that no longer exists.

§ Comment “The play takes place on what is left of a stage.

§ Themes “dance, diversity, Islam, love, Muslim, pacifism, peace, political drama, romance, seeking perfection, war, workplace.”

See also Christine Rusch's

  • "Boston Flamingo," a 43-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a New York City apartment, 1991, 2m1f
  • "Calendula," a 15-minute country comedy in English, set at the side of a narrow country highway near Beaufort, South Carolina near the edge of a salt marsh across from a stand of palms and pines twisted with greenbriar, on an already-hot morning in the summer of 2002, 2m1f
  • "Founding Mother's Lunch," a 15-minute political satire in English, set in the dining room of wealthy Colonist, various lunchtimes in pre-revolutionary America, 1767, 4m (2 of whom are extras)
  • "Going After," a 20-minute bare-stage drama in English, on a city street on November 1, 2000, 3m1f (+ voices)
  • "He Came Home One Day While I Was Washing Dishes," a 5-minute drama in English, set in the threadbare kitchen of Aclima's home, a late morning in the autumn of 2004, 1m1f
  • "How to Measure Half an Egg," a 15-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a beachfront restaurant on a clear but moonless evening, 2003, 2m1f
  • "The Man Who Buried His Dogs in the Front Yard," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a small house between Atlanta and New Orleans, U.S.A., 2000, 2m1f
  • "The Man Who Came Back As a Ballroom Dancer," a 15-minute drama in English, set in The Electric Piano, a bar at a once-popular lakeside resort, 2000, 2m2f
  • "The New Sign," a 20-minute bare-stage drama in English, set in a parking lot of restaurant in the American South, October, 2001, 2m
  • "Palo Alto," a 20-minute romantic comedy in English, set in an upscale apartment, afternoon during dotcom boom of late 20th Century, 2m1f
  • "Potato Girl," a 20-minute drama in English, set in a farm warehouse in the South, 8:00 a.m., Friday morning, 1981, 1m2f
  • "A Samba for Wanda," a 60-minute alternative comedy in English, set in the 5th floor office of a university physics department, midmorning on a never-to-be-forgotten Tuesday, 1990, 2m2f
  • "Tea Dust and Roses," a 45-minute comedy in English, set in a factory in the United States in the early 1960s
  • "Trane: Beyond the Blues," a 60-minute biographical drama in English, set on a bare stage, during the lifetime of John William Coltrane, September 23,1926-July 17, 1967, 3m1f

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