The Temple of Dionysus

The Temple of Dionysus
by James Venhaus

Productions (12)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 4 m (5-30 actors possible: 1-27 f, 3-29 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language, some mature themes
  • Set: Minimal

The Temple of Dionysus
by James Venhaus

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Productions (12)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 4 m (5-30 actors possible: 1-27 f, 3-29 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language, some mature themes
  • Set: Minimal

The Temple of Dionysus is a comedy about religion, faith, ancient rituals, and partying your butt off. To return to earth, Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility, must convince one man to follow him. Steve has lost it all: his job, his wife, his house, and his faith in the world. Together, they plan a full-blown publicity blitz promoting Dionysus' religion of drinking, sex, and pleasure. Using a top-notch marketing firm and a slew of celebrity and corporate sponsorships, The Temple of Dionysus becomes a pop culture phenomenon. But can Steve live with the world he has created?

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $40
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

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Play Details

The Temple of Dionysus is a comedy about religion, faith, ancient rituals, and partying your butt off. To return to earth, Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility, must convince one man to follow him. Steve has lost it all: his job, his wife, his house, and his faith in the world. Together, they plan a full-blown publicity blitz promoting Dionysus' religion of drinking, sex, and pleasure. Using a top-notch marketing firm and a slew of celebrity and corporate sponsorships, The Temple of Dionysus becomes a pop culture phenomenon. But can Steve live with the world he has created?

  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 4 m (5-30 actors possible: 1-27 f, 3-29 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language, some mature themes
  • Set: Minimal

Published Reviews

"The play proves a real gag-fest, and never makes the mistake of taking itself seriously."

Tom Sime, The Dallas Morning News

"When the Greek god of wine and fertility decides to make a comeback, sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll become the foundation of a world religion...make[s] for engaging viewing..."

Chloe Veltman, San Francisco Bay Guardian

"This play is a witty investigation of the advertising industry and some of its more immoral aspects. Playwright Venhaus has created a little play that is lots of fun and should have the chance for another outing."

Kim Miller, Bay City News Service

Production History

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OCT 17, 2009 - OCT 30, 2009
Wando High School
Mount Pleasant, SC United States
Wando High School Mount Pleasant, SC United States
FEB 01, 2008 - FEB 28, 2008
Marietta High School
Marietta, GA United States
Marietta High School Marietta, GA United States
MAY 03, 2007 - MAY 04, 2007
Hamilton Hall
Tilton, NH United States
Hamilton Hall Tilton, NH United States
MAR 01, 2007 - MAR 31, 2007
West Springfield High School
Springfield, VA United States
West Springfield High School Springfield, VA United States
DEC 15, 2006 - DEC 15, 2006
Academy Of The Pacific
Honolulu, HI United States
Academy Of The Pacific Honolulu, HI United States
APR 13, 2006 - APR 13, 2006
Oklahoma City University Theater
Oklahoma City, OK United States
Oklahoma City University Theater Oklahoma City, OK United States
JAN 23, 2006 - FEB 15, 2006
West Springfield High School
Springfield, VA United States
West Springfield High School Springfield, VA United States
APR 06, 2005 - APR 06, 2005
Lakehill Preparatory School
Dallas, TX United States
Lakehill Preparatory School Dallas, TX United States
MAR 01, 2005 - MAR 31, 2005
Central High School
Bridgeport, CT United States
Central High School Bridgeport, CT United States
APR 15, 2002 - APR 18, 2002
Drury University
Springfield, MO United States
Drury University Springfield, MO United States
MAR 08, 2002 - MAR 16, 2002
Water Tower Theatre
Addison, TX United States
Water Tower Theatre Addison, TX United States
JUN 01, 2001 - JUN 30, 2001
Ground Zero Theater Company (staged reading)
Dallas, TX United States
Ground Zero Theater Company (staged reading) Dallas, TX United States
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MAR 08, 2002 - MAR 16, 2002
Water Tower Theatre
Addison, TX United States
Water Tower Theatre Addison, TX United States

Awards (1)

Drury University One-Act Play Competition, honorable mention (2003)