Sandy Rustin has been inspired by a lot throughout her life in Maplewood.
Notably, her sojourn as a suburban wife and mother led her to team up with musician and lyricist team Dan Lipton and David Rossmer to write a little sketch comedy musical about parenting called "Rated P for Parenthood."
The , and more recently, garnered a when it opened off-Broadway. Althought it closed April 8, producers told Playbill.com that "presenters around the country have expressed interest in a regional life for the work."
Meanwhile, Rustin has found other aspects of life in Maplewood inspiring.
The plight of Cheryl Galante, a local mom who recently suffered debilitating injuries in a car accident and has been the focus of fundraising efforts by and a group of , led Rustin to pen a 3-minute play about the state of health care in the U.S.
To read the play, titled "That Owie's Gonna Cost You," click here.
For more information on how to aid Galante (who is without health insurance), visit .