Patrick Rainville Dorn

Patrick Rainville Dorn has a MA in Theatre from the University of Denver. He taught English and drama at Colorado Christian University, has written and directed plays for Colorado ACTS for many years, was a theatre critic for a daily newspaper, and has more than thirty published plays. He especially enjoys adapting well- and lesser-known folk and fairy tales for a whole new generation of young actors and audiences. More information at www.patrickdorn.com

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  Lure, The

Comedy by Patrick Rainville Dorn

41 pages

2 m, 6 w, 4 flexible, plus extras


Three teenagers are lured into malevolent Professor Carny Barker's Once-in-a-Lifetime Traveling Career Fair, where they are tempted with futures of glamour, riches and power by warped and wicked counterfeit pretenders from the medical, legal, business and military branches of Golden Calf Industries. With the oddball assistance of janitor Holly Coast, the teens avoid being trapped in a futureless fate worse than death. This modern morality play is loaded with slapstick comedy, wry satire and a flexible cast of bizarre characters, and is very easy and economical to produce.

  The Death and Life of Everyman

Anytime Comedy by Patrick Rainville Dorn

52 pages

17 roles (minimum 4 m, 3w)


Here's a contemporary and comedic interpretation of the allegorical story of a man who learns he must prepare to meet his Maker, and then does! As his doom approaches, Everyman discovers that family, friends and fortune cannot accompany him, and that even strength, beauty, intellect and emotion are no match for the Grim Reaper; yet faith, hope and charity prevail. This timeless tale is especially intended for groups ready to move beyond religious skits and homily dramas to do something more challenging, less preachy, and more theatrical. And did we say funny?...