Pat Carroll

Pat Carroll

Paddy O’Carroll graduated in theatre from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA. Actor, director and university theatre production manager until poverty drove him into the work-world. Writer and editor for newspapers and television. Critic fellow of the National Playwrights Conference at Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. At some point, he went to culinary school and became a line cook. Now writing without deadlines.

Plays

  • Escape to Bohamia or I Have Pigeons!
    A murderous romp through a whimsical Renaissance region. King Leonardo puts his wife Hermione in prison and sends her newborn away to certain death, and Bellona emerges as the queen’s champion — plotting with a rogue to keep Leonardo from replacing Hermione, fending off the king’s lustful advances and finally taking up arms to effect her friends’ escape in the midst of war with the aid of the pirate woman...
    A murderous romp through a whimsical Renaissance region. King Leonardo puts his wife Hermione in prison and sends her newborn away to certain death, and Bellona emerges as the queen’s champion — plotting with a rogue to keep Leonardo from replacing Hermione, fending off the king’s lustful advances and finally taking up arms to effect her friends’ escape in the midst of war with the aid of the pirate woman Asteria.

    Requires 3 women, 3 men.
  • How It Began
    The first woman almost-president of the United States is shoved aside by the forces of evil, including a vulgar blowhard, a popular chorus and her own meticulous over-planning. Based on a true story. (A work in progress.)
  • Maxie's Merry Manor
    In rewrite.
  • A Chance in Hell
    Tommy, a real estate developer, sold his soul to an apprentice devil (Lucy) but he feels he’s not getting much. Lucy is up against a deadline and wants Tommy to kill himself so she gets credit for her deal. They go to Satan to sort things out … but he’s busy helping the Supreme Being with believability issues. Can Tommy win his soul back from Satan? Will God lure Lucy toward the sunny side? Why the heck did...
    Tommy, a real estate developer, sold his soul to an apprentice devil (Lucy) but he feels he’s not getting much. Lucy is up against a deadline and wants Tommy to kill himself so she gets credit for her deal. They go to Satan to sort things out … but he’s busy helping the Supreme Being with believability issues. Can Tommy win his soul back from Satan? Will God lure Lucy toward the sunny side? Why the heck did Christians dream up Hell anyway? It’ll take a miracle to find an answer.
  • Donald Be Thy Name
    Don Ameche, a minor lord in the new Christian States of America, faces a quandary when his young daughter kills herself rather than marry the rich and powerful Lord Don Johnson. Elena, Ameche's wife, is furious at Don Johnson's proposal that she and her husband become servants in the billionaire's house. When Elena is put on trial for Don Johnson's murder, Ameche is stripped of his title and...
    Don Ameche, a minor lord in the new Christian States of America, faces a quandary when his young daughter kills herself rather than marry the rich and powerful Lord Don Johnson. Elena, Ameche's wife, is furious at Don Johnson's proposal that she and her husband become servants in the billionaire's house. When Elena is put on trial for Don Johnson's murder, Ameche is stripped of his title and offered a hideous opportunity to regain his stature.