In Nothing Like The Sun Patrick plays Shakespeare’s friend and rival Ben Jonson as he struggles to write an elegy of praise for the departed Bard.
The play was commissioned by The Utah Shakespeare Festival in 1989 to inaugurate the Randall Jones Theatre. Doug Christensen, a Utah playwright, was given the task of writing the script in collaboration with Patrick. Tragically, Doug died at the age of 30 before he could finish his play. In tribute, Doug’s early work was shaped into a one-man play by Patrick, writer Larry Baker, and director Scott Phillips. Nothing Like the Sun became a highlight of the Festival season, and later played Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.
It also became an inspiration for Patrick’s full-length play Swansong.
Nothing Like The Sun is not currently available for booking.