Continuum Theater and The Jewish Plays Project present: The Midwest Jewish Play Writing Contest 2018
Summer Night, With Unicorn*
by David Rush
"Magical realism in the Chicago night as force-of-nature Estelle whisks Warren to a gaggle of unexpected spiritual guides. When the sun rises, who will say the Kaddish?"
Sunday March 25, 2018
Northbrook Theatre and Performing Arts
Northbrook Leisure Center
3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
David Rush has had productions of his plays at George Street Playhouse, Delaware Theater Company, Mark Taper Forum, Stage Left, Chicago Dramatists and others. His scripts have had readings and workshops at major festivals including Great Plains, Odyssey, Utah Shakespeare, and Abingdon Theater. He has won or was a finalist in several national playwriting contests including Dayton FutureFest, Fremont Center, Great Plains Theater Festival, Firehouse Theater, Ashland Shakespeare and others. He was a writer in residence at the Inge Center in Independence, Kansas. His awards include several Chicago Jeff Awards, a Los Angeles DramaLogue Award, a Dayton FutureFest Best Play(twice), a Holland New Play Award (at GPTC), Firehouse Theater Project New Play Award and two Midwest Emmies. His recent play, “Nureyev’s Eyes” won 5 national contests Among his plays and musicals are “Nureyev’s Eyes,” “Lenny Dreaming,” "Leander Stillwell," "Miller and the Jabberwock," "Cuttings," "Police Deaf Near Far, “Germinous Seeds," "Prairie Lights" "Women of Choice," and an adaptation of “Billy Budd”. His adaptation of “Antigone” is published by Playscripts; his musical, “Feathers in the Winds” -- about the wise fools of Chelm – is handled by Havescripts.Com publishers. His script, “Women of Choice: A Collection of Monologues,” is available through national booksellers. Retired from his position as Head of Playwriting at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he has written two college textbooks on playwriting and play analysis. Rush is an emeritus member of Chicago's Stage Left and a past affiliate of Chicago Dramatists.
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