Paul Olson is the author of a play based on the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, that has been produced in multiple locations in Michigan.
His play, "The Dry" (inspired by the Barnes-Hecker mine disaster) was produced as a joint project of the Peninsula Arts Appreciate Council and the Michigan Iron Industry Museum.
Science Fiction Double Feature is an anthology of 10 minute plays based on classic literary science fiction and offer opportunities for a variety of cast sizes and levels of technical expertise.
Dracula, A Christmas Carol, and Jane Eyre are especially created for less-experienced acting groups in schools, community colleges, and community theaters. They are designed to give beginning theater groups an opportunity to present stories with "name recognition" that will appeal to audiences and provide a satisfying challenge to young thespians.
He is a social worker in rural Michigan.
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Science Fiction Double Feature
This anthology includes six scripts for ten-minute plays adapted from classic literary science fiction. If you liked the classic “Twilight Zone” television show, you’ll love these old-school science fiction stories.
A Christmas Carol: A Play in One Act
Ebenezer Scrooge is the biggest miser in London and no one knows that better than his clerk Bob Cratchit, but the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley doesn't want Scrooge to make the same mistakes he did. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.
Dracula: A Play in One Act
Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray become entangled with the mysterious Count Dracula from the far-off country of Transylvania. Only Dr. Seward and Dr. Van Helsing know the truth - Count Dracula is a deadly vampire who will terrorize the English countryside if he gets the chance. This one-act play may be suitable for some youth drama groups.
Jane Eyre: A Play in One Act
Orphan Jane Eyre grows up at a charity school and takes a job as a governess to the daughter of Mr. Rochester a wealthy, but lonely man at Thornfield Hall. While she is there, she learns that nothing is as it seems. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.
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