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“The Art of Love”

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Rusch, C. (American playwright, teacher, published and produced writer, founding artistic director of playwrights theatre, dramaturg, consultant, 19__-____), “The Art of Love,”

a 43-minute  drama in American English, set in a New York City apartment, 1991.


  •  © 1991 by C. Rusch;  •  script/rights available from Christine Rusch, P.O. Box 2005, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585, U.S.A., e-mail Isoperhaps@aol.com, telephone (home) 843-662-3472.  •  Cited by C. 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, probably younger than Winslow.

  § Synopsis “Winslow and Nola meet accidentally, literally bumping into one another. The chemistry is right, and the next time we see them, they are living together, and Nola is preparing for her first real showin a restaurant. It is in the restaurant that she is ‘discovered’ by Scott, a smooth talking art dealer. Nola leaves Winslow and moves in with Scott. She misses Winslow. Nola and Winslow are reunited.

  § Comment “The sets for this basic boy-meets-girl story (an apartment, a restaurant, and an art gallery) can be very simple. It was performed at the Nat Horne Theatre in New York with no scenery and very few props. The play is not complex and has no special requirements.  •  Under the working title ‘Landscape and Variations,’ it was a semi-finalist in the Playwrights Theatre of Baltimore National Competition, a finalist in the George Kernodle National Playwriting competition and received honorable mention in the Writers Network Competition in Beverly Hills, California.  •  It was presented in New York at the Love Creek Short Play Festival, and was a semi-finalist in the TheatreWorks Competition at the University of Colorado (U.S.A.).  •  It has been performed at the Centerpiece Series lunchtime theatre in Roanoke, Virginia (U.S.A.), and at the New Ensemble Actors’ Theatre in New York.”

  § Themes artist, collections, egg, love, painting, pattern, perfection, relationships, science, seeking.

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