Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc

Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc

Actor, director, playwright, former high school English teacher, Patrick Thomas McCarthy, Dramatists Guild, AEA & SAG/AFTRA, DO40, plays Scrooge in CHRISTMAS CAROL whenever & on whichever continent he is allowed. His frequent work on stage, film & TV complements his award winning playwriting. His playwriting work includes Midnight's Dream; PRIDE RIVER CROSSING; sExtOrtiOn; The LEARS: Fools of...
Actor, director, playwright, former high school English teacher, Patrick Thomas McCarthy, Dramatists Guild, AEA & SAG/AFTRA, DO40, plays Scrooge in CHRISTMAS CAROL whenever & on whichever continent he is allowed. His frequent work on stage, film & TV complements his award winning playwriting. His playwriting work includes Midnight's Dream; PRIDE RIVER CROSSING; sExtOrtiOn; The LEARS: Fools of Fortune; 12th NIGHTed; SLIPPERY: A Wintry Tale; TEMPEST; VARIED LIVES; CONFESSIONS; CUSTODY and One Acts: IN PASSING; RESUME'; SHOTS; and MUSICAL: DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE ME published by Chicago Plays (C) 1992. A Midwesterner at heart, he now proudly calls New York City his home.
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Plays

  • Midnight's Dream
    Midnight’s Dream © 2018 Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc

    Setting/Situation: In the outer halls of Congress, 2 congresspeople, are having congress regarding their own sexlife and that of a constituent’s daughter. Camp Weekend Transgressions is in the Woods of Merryland where the lovers flee to escape and everyone follows or goes there first. A fanciful/farcical contemporary adaptation of A Midsummer...
    Midnight’s Dream © 2018 Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc

    Setting/Situation: In the outer halls of Congress, 2 congresspeople, are having congress regarding their own sexlife and that of a constituent’s daughter. Camp Weekend Transgressions is in the Woods of Merryland where the lovers flee to escape and everyone follows or goes there first. A fanciful/farcical contemporary adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    CAST 7 Men & 5 Women
    Congressman Theseus O’Baron
    Congresswoman Hippolyta Blackbottom/ Polly/ Titania Whipmaster
    Colonel Edgeus Edge
    Mr. Phineas Puck / Congressional Chief of Staff
    Demetrius Demigoggins / Demitri
    Sandy Lysander Lackluster / Sandy
    Hermia Edge / The Edger /Daughter of Colonel Edge
    Helena Jane Hathaway / The Congressman's secretary
    Mz. Bette Bottom / Midnight / Congressional Staffer / Pyramus
    Quin Quince / Congressional Staffer / Turd Blossom / Wall / Moonshine / Dog
    Frankie Flute / Francis / Congressional Staffer / Mustard Seed / Thisby
    Ms. Snug Robin-Starvling / Congressional Staffer / Peace Blossom / Lion

    https://patrickmcc2449.wixsite.com/ptmcplaywriting/midnight-s-dream
  • SLIPPERY: A Wintry Tale
    SLIPPERY: A Wintry Tale (C) 2017 by ptmc Spun from Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’s TALE, SLIPPERY unspools a tale of intolerance, jealousy, family dysfunction and finally redemption. Set in a late 20th century American red state, a wife, Mia [Hermione] and gay son, Monty, [Montgomery Leon Tase] are publicly disowned by businessman Lee [Leon Montgomery Tase], with the suggestion that a gay friend of the family, Beau...
    SLIPPERY: A Wintry Tale (C) 2017 by ptmc Spun from Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’s TALE, SLIPPERY unspools a tale of intolerance, jealousy, family dysfunction and finally redemption. Set in a late 20th century American red state, a wife, Mia [Hermione] and gay son, Monty, [Montgomery Leon Tase] are publicly disowned by businessman Lee [Leon Montgomery Tase], with the suggestion that a gay friend of the family, Beau, [Beauregard Pollard Xavier Innes] with family of his own, is the cause of the disposal of what Lee considers his property. With the birth of a second son, Max, and the first son finding refuge with those that would “shepherd” him to greatness, family lines are redrawn. Sixteen years pass, as the two newly formed families see their children grow, find new relationships and prosper. Finally when stars align after 16 years, Mia resurrects herself & her two families in reconciliation with her now, post stroke, wheelchair bound husband Lee.

    http://slipperyawintrytale.weebly.com/
    https://www.pinterest.com/ptmcptmc9442/slippery-a-wintry-tale/
  • TEMPEST
    TEMPEST © 2018 by Patrick Thomas McCarthy pTmC; Characters 4 men 2 women; Pero – father to three children, survivalist, magician [50s/60s]; Miranda – daughter to Pero [20s/30s]; Cal – son to Pero [20s/30s]; Ariel – daughter to Pero [20s]; Nando – handsome stranger in a strange land [20s/30s]; Stefano – sidekick [20s /30s]
    SETTING: A survivalist enclave
    SYNOPSIS: A father captures two strangers...
    TEMPEST © 2018 by Patrick Thomas McCarthy pTmC; Characters 4 men 2 women; Pero – father to three children, survivalist, magician [50s/60s]; Miranda – daughter to Pero [20s/30s]; Cal – son to Pero [20s/30s]; Ariel – daughter to Pero [20s]; Nando – handsome stranger in a strange land [20s/30s]; Stefano – sidekick [20s /30s]
    SETTING: A survivalist enclave
    SYNOPSIS: A father captures two strangers he will groom to give as gifts to two of his three children in a post-apocalyptic world. Will the strangers civilize his children or compound their savagery? "Oh brave new world" that has the other in't.

    https://patrickmcc2449.wixsite.com/ptmcplaywriting/tempest
    https://www.pinterest.com/ptmcptmc9442/tempest/
  • VARIED LIVES
    VARIED LIVES, a MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR for six men, features Milwaukee brewing magnate Mr. Donald John Falstaff, striving for more than just a quiet weekend in the country, & throwing Mr. Fenton Philip Ford's estate, Ford Farms, and its all male cast of characters into chaos. Set in a time when gay marriage wasn’t even a topic for discussion and adoption the only legal recourse, VARIED LIVES examines...
    VARIED LIVES, a MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR for six men, features Milwaukee brewing magnate Mr. Donald John Falstaff, striving for more than just a quiet weekend in the country, & throwing Mr. Fenton Philip Ford's estate, Ford Farms, and its all male cast of characters into chaos. Set in a time when gay marriage wasn’t even a topic for discussion and adoption the only legal recourse, VARIED LIVES examines the relationships of 6 men who opt for the only solutions available to them. "Modelled" upon Shakespeare’s MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR, VARIED LIVES is set in the 1930s American Midwest and loosely based on the life & times of American philanthropist Robert Allerton and Allerton Park.
    Characters 6 men
    Modell ‘Moddy’ Tyrone Smith – 20’s
    Mr. Teddy Turner – the butler – 40’s/50’s
    Satchel Jefferson– 20’s
    Mr. Fenton Philip Ford – 40s/50’s
    Mr. Princeton Percival Page – 40s/50’s
    Mr. Donald John Falstaff – a brewer from Milwaukee – 40’s/50’s
    Off stage characters/voices – Cook, Gardener, Knockers, Pullman, Poolman, Nickels, Knuckles
    SETTING: A country estate’s kitchen in the American Heartland
    TIME FRAME: Autumn 1930
    RUNNING TIME: 93 minutes in 3 acts with no intermissions
    http://variedlives.weebly.com/
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  • CUSTODY
    CUSTODY © 2017 By Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc In CUSTODY, a gay comedy of 1990s manners-lessness, three men, pursue one woman, and each other, for CUSTODY of their children, memories & photo albums. Covering Shannon’s 40th, 41st & 42nd birthdays in 1994, 1995, & 1996, CUSTODY features the issues & fashions of that era, including straight women who love gay men & the straight men who love...
    CUSTODY © 2017 By Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc In CUSTODY, a gay comedy of 1990s manners-lessness, three men, pursue one woman, and each other, for CUSTODY of their children, memories & photo albums. Covering Shannon’s 40th, 41st & 42nd birthdays in 1994, 1995, & 1996, CUSTODY features the issues & fashions of that era, including straight women who love gay men & the straight men who love them and try to be more like gay men to get women to love them back. CUSTODY is truly a sub-urban comedy set in a semi-tasteful apartment with four exits & one closet. By asking who’s going out & who’s coming in, CUSTODY pays tribute to rom-com-ishness, boulevard farce and even HandToGod, without the profanity. And in an effort to provide something for everyone, CUSTODY even includes America’s only child with Dutch Elm Disease.

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    Characters
    Brendan: late 30's/early 40's, straight looking, an English teacher
    Shannon: her 40th, 41st & 42nd birthdays, an English teacher
    Peter: dull, dependable, straight, 40's
    Ted: 20's/30’s/40's, he keeps his promises, Brendan’s too understanding boyfriend

    Scene A comfortable apartment furnished semi-tastefully with three exits & one closet. All action takes place on the single set. Timeframe 1994 to 1996.

  • PRIDE RIVER CROSSING: A Spoon River for a New Century
    PRIDE RIVER CROSSING ... Anchored in the heartland, PRIDE RIVER CROSSING channels Edgar Lee Masters' SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY's otherwordly voices to comment on contemporary LGBTQ life in America, featuring 49 characters, 40 interconnecting monologues, and 13 connecting scenes.
    [3Men, 3Women] 60 pages [Running time: 116 minutes with 10 minute intermission]
    http://priderivercrossing.weebly....
    PRIDE RIVER CROSSING ... Anchored in the heartland, PRIDE RIVER CROSSING channels Edgar Lee Masters' SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY's otherwordly voices to comment on contemporary LGBTQ life in America, featuring 49 characters, 40 interconnecting monologues, and 13 connecting scenes.
    [3Men, 3Women] 60 pages [Running time: 116 minutes with 10 minute intermission]
    http://priderivercrossing.weebly.com/
    http://www.fireislandsun.com/pride-river-crossing.html [Review 2012 AllOutArts Showcase]
  • sExtOrtiOn
    sExtOrtiOn, A lonely outcast hatches a scheme that draws his entire high school and its Middle American community into the harrowing world of teen sexting. Posing as a girl on a social media site, he entices his classmates to send him compromising photos and videos, then “sextorts” them into upping the ante of each physical encounter with the threat of exposure. Suggested by an actual teen “sexting” and...
    sExtOrtiOn, A lonely outcast hatches a scheme that draws his entire high school and its Middle American community into the harrowing world of teen sexting. Posing as a girl on a social media site, he entices his classmates to send him compromising photos and videos, then “sextorts” them into upping the ante of each physical encounter with the threat of exposure. Suggested by an actual teen “sexting” and extortion scandal, sExtOrtiOn digs beneath the superficial and sensationalistic treatments in national media accounts to explore the roots of adolescents’ fluid sexual identity, experimentation, and recklessness, and the consequences of bullying, pack behavior, and hidden violence. sExtOrtiOn takes place over a year during which none of the “sextorted” boys reveals what is happening until the central character inexplicably turns himself in. Over the course of the play’s 90 minutes, the nine characters of sExtOrtiOn struggle to make sense of the story’s myriad unanswered questions & to disguise what is actually happening.
    Characters
    The Boys: [in their 20’s to play teens]
    Donny Doirko: DD, small, dark, a troubled loner.
    Buck Cummings: BC, jock, control issues.
    Bennett Benjamin: BB, jock, tallest & biggest of the boys, object of desire.
    Bradley Michael White: the BMW, golden boy athlete, promised to Brenda.
    Brent Dodge: BD, average teen, marching band geek, Britany’s boyfriend.
    Quin Quimby: QQ, out gay male teen.
    The Girls: [in their 20’s to play teens]
    Brenda Fenton Flair: BFF, cheerleader, promised to Brad.
    Britany Gray: BG, cool girl, office monitor, Brent’s girlfriend.
    The Adult: Mr. Zee: the administrator, also voices Quin’s offstage dad.
    RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes without intermission, 53 pages text [12 pt type]
    http://sextortion.weebly.com/
  • The LEARS: Fools of Fortune
    The LEARS: Fools of Fortune Suggested by Shakespeare's KING LEAR, this contemporary American telling has an Alzheimers addled Captain of Industry, Edgar Reginald Lehman Lear, gathering those closest to him for an advance reading of his last will & testament at Thanksgiving dinner. He has sold the family estate, and will go to live with those that love him best. Will his daughters Anneril and Reagan...
    The LEARS: Fools of Fortune Suggested by Shakespeare's KING LEAR, this contemporary American telling has an Alzheimers addled Captain of Industry, Edgar Reginald Lehman Lear, gathering those closest to him for an advance reading of his last will & testament at Thanksgiving dinner. He has sold the family estate, and will go to live with those that love him best. Will his daughters Anneril and Reagan retain the family wealth & to what lengths will they go to do so? Will disinherited gay son Cord, reappear as home health care nurse, Cordelia Learson? And will the Storr family, Glen Storr Esquire, Edmond "Monty" Storr, and Edgar "Ned" Storr find their way into the tangle? Homicide, a blinding, poisonings, betrayal, abuse, sibling rivalries, cross dressing, arm wrestling and even loyalty, redemption & love find their way into the turbulent mix.
    Characters: 5 men 2 women

    Mr. Edgar Reginald Lehman Lear – patriarch, man of business

    Ms. Anneril Lehman Lear – oldest daughter

    Ms. Reagan Lehman Lear – the other daughter

    Mr. Cord Lehman Lear/ Ms. Cordelia Learson – youngest child

    Mr. Glen Storr, Esquire – business partner, family attorney

    Mr. Edgar “Ned” Storr/ Ned o’ Bedlam – primary son, not straight

    Mr. Edmond “Monty” Storr – bastard son, personal trainer, escort, straight

    Settings: Homes of wealth on the heath, two locations on the heath

    Scene 1: Thanksgiving – Lear’s Dining Room
    Scene 2: Breaking Promises – Cord & Ned’s Bedroom - The Storr House
    Scene 3: Arm Wrestling – Lear’s Bedroom
    Scene 4: Help Me Get Dressed – Cord & Ned’s Bedroom - The Storr House
    Scene 5: Cordelia’s Here - Lear’s Bedroom
    Scene 6: We Will See the Sisters – Cord & Ned’s Bedroom –The Storr House
    Scene 7: The Sister’s Lair – The Family Room - Reagan’s Home on the Heath

    Scene 8: Blow Winds The Heath
    Scene 9: Another Half of the Heath The Heath
    Scene 10: The Foreclosed Family Room – Reagan’s Home on the Heath
    Scene 11: The Eternal Flame - The Heath
    Scene 12: The Foreclosed Family Room – Reagan’s Home on the Heath
    Scene 13: Nine Months to One Year Later - The Storr House

    Running Time: 92 minutes [No Intermission]

    http://thelears.weebly.com/
  • 12th NIGHTed
    12th NIGHTed: On the 12th day of Christmas, your true love brings to me, many kinds of pasta, one butler braying, and one golden ring. Updated to 1960’s Little Italy, NYC, this 12th NIGHTed is shot out of a Shakespearean confetti cannon of sexual confusion, double sets of twins, and families trying to stick or get back together. A farce of epic proportions mirroring the Bard's TWELFTH NIGHT.
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    12th NIGHTed: On the 12th day of Christmas, your true love brings to me, many kinds of pasta, one butler braying, and one golden ring. Updated to 1960’s Little Italy, NYC, this 12th NIGHTed is shot out of a Shakespearean confetti cannon of sexual confusion, double sets of twins, and families trying to stick or get back together. A farce of epic proportions mirroring the Bard's TWELFTH NIGHT.

    Characters 5 men 3 women

    Orson Argento: middle aged businessman, Cesario is his personal assistant, Antonio Alberto Argento is his twin brother, one actor should play both Argentos.

    Antonio “Tony” Alberto Argento: middle aged businessman, Vito is his muse, Orson Argento is his twin brother, wears glasses, one actor should play both Argentos.

    Viola/Cesario Vitale: has a brother twin, Vito, androgynous, Viola/Cesario is Orson’s personal assistant disguised as a man.

    Vito Vitale: Viola's twin brother, wears identical wig as Viola/Cesario, wears identical costume as Viola /Cesario, same height as Viola/Cesario, wears glasses, Antonio's muse.

    Olivia Ruttate Earnrighto: middle aged entrepreneur, head of the family, widow grieving for her dead husband Earnesto.

    Francesco “Frankie” Assisi: personal assistant to Olivia Ruttate Earnrighto.

    Toby Ruttate: the black sheep of the family, Olivia's brother.

    Maria Theresa D’Assolvere: the Italian maid.

    Mel Volio: the butler, handler of personal correspondence.

    SETTINGs: 1960’s Little Italy, New York City, Orson’s office, Olivia’s Palazzo, Antonio’s Studio Apt/Office, the streets of Little Italy

    RUNNING TIME: 123 minutes 85 pages

    http://12thnighted.weebly.com/
    http://www.pinterest.com/ptmcptmc9442/12th-nighted/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWPKU-H46WE
    http://www.theatrereviews.com/off-broadway-review-12th-nighted-and-fire-on-babyon-at-fresh-fruit-festival-2016-at-the-wild-project/