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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 standing 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.

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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

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Production counsel:
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo/New York NY
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Investor information available upon request.

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