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SYNOPSIS

 

In the mid-1930s, in a rural Tennessee community, a drifter named Ocie Hedgepath returns to his hometown after learning of the vicious murders of his sister and her infant son.  

A man named Buster Drumwright has confessed to the crimes and has been locked up in the county jail awaiting his lawful hanging in three days.

Ocie pretends to be a preacher so he can get inside the jail and kill Buster. But several obstacles stand in his way:

 A sheriff’s deputy is keeping guard, and an angry mob threatens to rush the jail, overpower the deputy and kill Buster before he is hanged.

Ocie conceives a plan: If he can impersonate a preacher well enough to convince Buster to be baptized, he can bring a bathtub inside the jail and drown him by holding him under water.

It’s a race against time with extremely high stakes for two lives on a collision course with destiny.

 

HISTORY

THE LAST DAYS OF BUSTER DRUMWRIGHT is a musical based on a story by Jesse Hill Ford.  It originally was a one-hour teleplay that aired on CBS-TV in 1960.  Later, the author expanded it into a two-act stage play. 

 
 

CREATIVE TEAM


Story by JESSE HILL FORD

Book by NAN GURLEY & WAYNE GURLEY

Music & Lyrics by NAN GURLEY, BILLY SPRAGUE & JIM WEBER

Producer WAYNE GURLEY

 
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TEAM BIOS

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MUSIC

 

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Music & Lyrics by NAN GURLEY, BILLY SPRAGUE & JIM WEBER

Music production by JIM FRAZIER

 

Songs Copyright 2015-2016 by Desperate Heart Music (ASCAP), Skin Horse, Inc. (ASCAP) and Big Leg Music (ASCAP).  All rights reserved.

What audiences are saying...


“I HAVE FOUND MYSELF THINKING ABOUT THE STORY AND THE SONGS OVER AND OVER. IT TRULY SEEMED LIKE A ‘LES MISERABLES’ TO ME.”

“GRIPPING STORY, GRIPPING SONGS...WOW!”

“THE MUSIC AND LYRICS WERE INCREDIBLY WELL DONE AND THE STORY IS ENGAGING, SUSPENSEFUL AND ENTERTAINING.”    

“CAPTIVATING AND BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL SCORE.”

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CONTACT

THE LAST DAYS OF BUSTER DRUMWRIGHT

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Drumwright Partners, LLC
278 Franklin Road, Suite 290
Brentwood, TN  37027
615.241.2106
info@drumwrightmusical.com

Creative, marketing design, and film by: www.ma2la.com

Production counsel:
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo/New York NY
www.fwrv.com

Investor information available upon request.

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