Falling for the waitress who serves your patty melt, telling your boss to go to hell...
Living paycheck to paycheck, while you still can, that's Lust 'n Rust, the original trailer park musical.
Lust 'n Rust is the story of Connie, an inhabitant of Redbud Mobile Estates who waits tables at Smitty’s Diner. Connie is splitting up with her soon to be ex-husband, Duane, who is trying to gain Connie's forgiveness for an unfortunate incident. Connie’s life is soon complicated by the arrival of Steve, a corporate manager from New Jersey who is transferred to this small southern Illinois town to run the local Agribig food processing plant. He moves into Redbud Mobile Estates and meets Connie and her quirky friends. It’s not long before Connie’s new boyfriend – Steve - is charged with a difficult assignment - an action that could have a disastrous impact on the local economy.
Soon to be a major motion picture! Lust 'n Rust is currently being developed into a feature film by director Penelope Spheeris ("Wayne's World", "The Beverly Hillbillies") and Tom Martin, former Senior VP of Marketing for Universal Pictures.
NOTE: authors are open to being contacted by producers, directors, musicians who have licensed or are interested in the show.
To learn more visit: http://lustnrust.com/
"Written with a lighthearted, affectionate touch, Lust 'n' Rust seeks the humanity in a trailer park." - TIMEOFF
"This country-western musical comedy delves beneath the surface of redneck stereotypes to find a hootin', hollerin' good time." - Bay Weekly
"It's the best show I've seen in Calvert this year! This show is so fresh and original it deserves a wider venue." - The Calvert Recorder
"POSDJAALOFG: Plenty Of Singing, Dancing, Jokin' Around And Lots Of Fun. Go." - Southern Maryland Weekend
"Lust 'n' Rust is refreshing. The script is tight and well written and the songs veer between laugh-out-loud funny and downright romantic." - Reporter/Progress
"The well-written songs in Lust 'n' Rust, which pay tribute to blue-collar life, remain the musical's selling point. Haney, Kimball and Stratton have a deft hand around a ballad as well as the upbeat numbers." - Chicago Sun-Times
"Feisty and stirring country music...These hit songs don't even need dialogue to support them." - Chicago Tribune
"In my history of working at the TB, I cannot remember a show with a better opening week. An average opening week is about one fifth of what you took in." - Lorraine Townsend, Theatre Building (IL)
Check out these photos from the Lyric Theatre's production of Lust 'N' Rust