Greetings! Effectively immediately, I have migrated my theatre reviews, theatre promos, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel, and movie reviews to my NEW BLOG: “Patrick Dorn, Reviewer.” Here’s the new address:  http://patrickdornreviewer.blogspot.com/ This www.patrickdorn.com website is now my author/playwright website. Here you will find news about my published plays and fiction, works in progress, and other posts releva…

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Sir Nose, the Burger Rat — This rhyming rodent has a nose for adventure! An alley rat with the smarts of Sherlock and Cyrano’s schnoz finds the game’s afoot at the Kingdom of Mall’s Food Court. Sir Nose helps the bashful Taco Bill woo the lovely Wendy Freiberger by feeding him romantic rhymes from a nearby trashcan. But when the ace detective/poet’s “arch” enemy Professor McRonald, and his henchmen Corporal Saunders, Herr Wienerschn…

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A California Surfer in Cleopatra’s Court — Cowabunga Dudes! Surf’s up…in Ancient Egypt! Totally awesome teen surfer Brody Morgan is mysteriously transported from a California beach in the 1960s to 41 BC Ancient Egypt and Cleopatra’s court. After proving himself worthy by surfing a tsunami up the Nile River, Brody introduces hilarious 20th-century inventions like flip flops, Egyptian cotton sheets, and mummy-style s…

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Poultry in Motion — Barnyard birds hatch high-hilarity in low-cholesterol, crackpot comedy! POULTRY IN MOTION is an easy-to-stage, ready to tour, sunny-side-up laugh-fest that is loaded with silly situations, honkingly funny characters, slapstick humor, sight gags, and outrageous puns. The fractured fable scrambles the stories of Chicken Little, who believes the sky is falling, and the Little Red Hen, who tries to get her feather-br…

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Blather, Blarney and Balderdash AND Once Upon a Leprechaun —  Three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk and fairy tales collide in raucous laughter when a trio of wild and crazy leprechauns try to help tongue-tied shepherd Fin O’Grady learn to tell a story and win the hand of his one true love. Included are fast and funny storyteller theatre adaptations of “The Hunchback of Knockgrafton,” “The Griffin’s Feather,” and “The Bird, the Mou…

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Faery Free for All — Scotland’s mythical, magical beings bewitch audiences, with frantic antics and fantastic folktales. Friendly and fearsome fairy folk from the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland gather in a moonlit meadow for a raucous, rambunctious re-enactment of classic stories of the Summer (Seelie) and Winter (Unseelie) Courts. Pixies, brownies, and sprites tussle with a banshee, wraith, boggles and trows, while two teenage human …

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— What is Ukraine’s brightest, funniest export? (Hint: It’s NOT Chernobyl’s radioactive cloud.) It’s the stories! The Blabbermouth, the Puff Monster and the Wolf is a fast-paced collection of hilarious Ukrainian folk tales, brought to life on a bare stage by a troupe of 6-24 traveling players. In “The Blabbermouth,” a clever woodsman devises an ingenious ruse to keep a buried treasure secret, despite his gossipy wife.  The nex…

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Doc…Doc…Goose! When Mother Goose gets her MD, funny bones everywhere crack up! Freak accidents abound in Nurseryland. Mother Goose opens an “urgent care” clinic,  and a host of unlucky nursery rhyme characters line up to prove that laughter really is the best medicine. Among the patients is a cow with a sore calf from moon-jumping, a crooked man needing a chiropractic adjustment, a daredevil who burns his seat jumping over can…

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The Three Little Sausages A funny, colorful picture book for selective eaters and their parents By Patrick Dorn Illustrations by Jaime Buckley See a Picky Eater “Wolf” Down his Breakfast! Nate is a picky eater. When his dad takes him to a breakfast buffet, reluctant Nate uses his imagination to “play” with his food, acting out a funny, action-packed version of the Three Little Pigs with sausage links and baked goods.The Three Little Sausa…

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The Pebble By Patrick Dorn –This colorful, whimsical, rhyming religious picture book tells the story of David and Goliath from the stone’s point of view. The Pebble is lowly and meek, mocked by nearby stones and boulders because it dreams of flying. As part of God’s creation, the Pebble trusts that it has value, meaning, and purpose. Suddenly, a hand reaches down, picks up the Pebble, and propels it into history. Parents…

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Robin Hood: Naught in Nottingham
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Robin Hood: Naught in Nottingham — With Jacob Dorn — With a quiver-full of gags, slapstick humor, and hilarious anachronisms, this is a Robin Hood like you’ve never seen him — or rather HER — before! In this frantically funny, 45-minute version of the classic swashbuckling tale, vain and pompous Prince John squeezes the simple folk of Nottingham’s purses by raising taxes and ordering the Sheriff to set up a speed tra…

Zombie Family Picnic
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Zombie Family Picnic — A typical zombie couple goes to pieces when their disgruntled teenaged daughter decides to become a vegetarian! Gorging itself on tongue-in-cheek puns, gross-out visuals, and keen insights into undead family dynamics, Zombie Family Picnic is a hilarious and tasteless cannibal comedy. With a simple exterior set, ragged costumes, and a smorgasbord of disgusting props, this 15-minute sketch is easy to r…

Fair Game
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Fair Game — Learning about choosing priorities and life values has never been so much fun. Three teenagers are lured into malevolent Professor Carny Barker’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Traveling Career Fair. There they are tempted with futures of glamor, riches, and power by warped and wicked counterfeit pretenders from the military, medical, legal, and business professions. The teens, with the oddball assistance of a janitor, wei…

The Polar Bear Prince
Plays and Musicals / May 30, 2017

The Polar Bear Prince — Check out the Arctic Circle’s hottest comedy! The most popular story ever to fly south from the far north, The Polar Bear Prince is often compared to Beauty and the Beast, with its intrepid heroine going to great lengths to end her furry boyfriend’s enchantment, assisted by a supporting cast of hilariously comical characters. In this easy to stage, low-budget, high laugh-count comedy, a group of rev…

The Pied Piper
Plays and Musicals / May 24, 2017

The Pied Piper — With Shubert Fendrich. When the rats come home to roost, the vain Pied Piper must learn to play another tune! Rats have infested the village of Hamelin, and the nincompoop Mayor is a perfect stooge for the ambitious Pied Piper’s self-serving schemes. When chaos ensues, the rascally Piper’s clever assistant manages to rid the town of rats, organize the Mayor’s schedule, and teach her flaky musician boss that resp…

The Blabbermouth, the Puff Monster, and the Wolf

— What is Ukraine’s brightest, funniest export? (Hint: It’s NOT Chernobyl’s radioactive cloud.) It’s the stories! The Blabbermouth, the Puff Monster and the Wolf is a fast-paced collection of hilarious Ukrainian folk tales, brought to life on a bare stage by a troupe of 6-24 traveling players. In “The Blabbermouth,” a clever woodsman devises an ingenious ruse to keep a buried treasure secret, despite his gossipy wife…

Heaven Sent (Tobit)
Plays and Musicals / May 7, 2017

Heaven Sent — The Book of Tobit is the most free-wheeling, fun-loving, supernatural fantasy adventure and romantic comedy in the entire Apocrypha! Playwright and Anglican priest Patrick Rainville Dorn has injected fresh new life into the sacred text with Heaven Sent, a faithful, farcical, and wildly theatrical stage adaptation. As an answer to prayer, the angel Raphael helps a hopelessly naive lad fight a demon, marry a da…

Be Careful What You Wish For
Plays and Musicals / April 30, 2017

Be Careful What You Wish For… — Receiving your heart’s desire can have unexpected, comical results! In this delightful collection of popular folk tales, magical wish-givers and their apprentices replay instances of wishes gone hilariously awry, and how the recipients ended up preferring things they were before. A nearsighted gardener learns that some things are best not seen too clearly.  A hard-headed stonecutter aspires …

The Marvelous Misadventures of Baba Yaga
Plays and Musicals / April 22, 2017

The Marvelous Misadventures of Baba Yaga — Baba Yaga, Russian folklore’s funny and fearsome wicked witch, takes a terrible tumble when her chicken-legged hut slips on a banana peel! Characters from Baba Yaga’s most beloved stories gather for a “funtastic funeral,” reenacting their hilarious adventures outwitting the comical witch. With the help of an audience full of “enchanted toads,” spirited young Vasilisa and her nurturing n…

The Three Bully Goats Griff
Plays and Musicals / April 15, 2017

The Three Bully Goats Griff — With a tweak, a twist, and just a little shove, the classic tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff has become an action-packed, hilarious children’s play about bullying. At one time or another, EVERYONE in this nine-character comedy goes off the bridge. Two toll trolls have a falling out after Billy, the smallest of the three goats decides to become a “bully goat.” Anyone who dares trip-trap over…