Ruth and Esther Theater
Monday, July 22, 2019
Featuring the Creative Works of Dennis L. Dunn
 
 
Wherever you go I will go. . .
Wherever you go, I will go.
Your people will be my people,
and your God, my God.
       Ruth 1:16-17 (in part)
 
Ruth & Naomi by Guy Rowe, 1949, In Our Image
    
 
 
 
This Section features Downloads of:
 
    2.    Act 2, Ruth Script (pdf)     
    3   Full Esther Script (Word)  
           Esther Songs (for pdf See Below) 
     (Esther Scripts -- 4 & 5 -- may be used free if no funs are    
       collected)
 
Just click on the text above.
 
Browsers are inconsistent . . so this may not look right.
Why didn't I buy an Apple? . . .
Spot a problem?  Have a suggestion?
Contact Dennis:  or dldunn_att@msn.com
503-375-7722.
                -- Dennis
 
 
 
 
 
... you may have been chosen
for such a time as this.
Esther: 4:14 
Esther by: Verrykt, 2009
 
 
      This page features scripts of our musicals comedies of Esther and Ruth that can be downloaded for your review.   (Yes, I know many of these pages are available at other sections of this site -- it was a bit of poor planning.)
 
     Esther Songs for Very Short program:
             
               1.     Get a Government Job
               2.     God Will Save His People
               3.     This Could be the Day I Die
               4.     The King's Lament
               5.     God Will Save His People (reprise)
     
     Additional Esther Songs for Short Program (if expanded)  -- most of below songs are excerpts of longer songs
               1.     Hear O Israel (girls section)  (the entire song is majestic, but this section is not intended to be)    
               2.     Keep Our Women in Line
               3.     The Man of My Dreams
               4.     God Have You Deserted Me? 
               5.     It's So Wonderful Being Me! 
               6.     Women! 
               7.     The Man of My Dreams (reprise)
          
 
 
     Copyrights apply, but permission has been granted for presentations of some of the material without payment to the author provided that no charges or offering is taken.
 
     Plays are not written; they are rewritten. It’s the nature of the beast. So these are not the last versions, they’re just the latest.
 
     The author would like to cut 5-7% of Ruth, but is waiting for input from theater pros to determine which songs and lines get cut.  So, please don’t be intimidated by the length of that play.
 
     You can listen to the music of Ruth by going to the Ruth Home page (top left corner of this page) and then going to various scenes (or Click Here).  There are a total of 10 songs provided (about 1/2 of what's in the entire play).  If you're interested in having Ruth used by your Theater company or other organization, contact Dennis at dldunn_att@msn.com or 503-375-7722 and all recordings will be provided to you.
 
     Ruth has been scored for both piano and orchestra (it can be performed with orchestra recordings).
 
     Esther has been scored for Piano only.  Recordings of many of the Esther Songs are also available (there are about 6 excerpts at the Esther site) -- some are really good; others need to be redone due to poor recording or missed entrances.
 
     To go to Esther Act 1 songs, you can go that page by Clicking Here.
 
     To go to Esther Act 2 Songs, you can go to that page by Clicking Here.