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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__-____), “Boston Flamingo,”

a 43-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a New York City apartment, 1991,

2m1f; • © 1991 by Christine Rusch; • in C. Rusch’s Boston Flamingo (Wyandotte, Michigan , U.S.A.: The Author, 1991); • 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 November 5, 1999; Rusch says,

§ Dramatis Personae Winslow (m), 41; Nola (f), a “rising star” visual artist; Scott (m), a slick art dealer, younger than Winslow.

Synopsis “The New York art scene. A freewheeling rising star artist, her lovable but micromanaging scientist boyfriend, and what happens when a smooth-talking art dealer enters the picture.

Comment “Simple sets for basic boy-meets-girl comedy. • Under the working title ‘Landscape and Variations,’ it received honors in following national competitions: Playwrights Theatre of Baltimore; Writers Network (Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A.); Kernodle (Arkansas, U.S.A.); TheatreWorks (Colorado, U.S.A.). Premiered Love Creek Short Play Festival; Centerpieces Theatre (Virginia, U.S.A.); New Ensemble Actors Theatre (New York City).

Themes “artist, biology, eating, food, food preparation, love, pattern, romance, romantic comedy, science, seeking perfection, shape, war, war references.”



See also Christine Rusch’s

  • "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
  • "Sarajevo," a 20-minute drama in English, set in "a country that no longer exists," in the early 1990s, 1m1f
  • "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

This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

Page mounted November 11, 1999, and updated November 19, 20, 1999, July 12, August 17, 2000, November 1, 2004, by the site Webmaster.

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