Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc

Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc

Actor, director, playwright, former high school English teacher, Patrick Thomas McCarthy, AEA & SAG/AFTRA, 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 PRIDE RIVER CROSSING; sExtOrtiOn; The LEARS; 12th NIGHTed; SLIPPERY: A WIntry Tale; VARIED LIVES;...
Actor, director, playwright, former high school English teacher, Patrick Thomas McCarthy, AEA & SAG/AFTRA, 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 PRIDE RIVER CROSSING; sExtOrtiOn; The LEARS; 12th NIGHTed; SLIPPERY: A WIntry Tale; VARIED LIVES; CONFESSIONS; CUSTODY; IN PASSING: RESUME': SHOTS; & DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE ME. A Midwesterner at heart, he now proudly calls New York City his home. http://ogdencreative.com/new/patrick.mccarthy-reel/

Plays

  • CUSTODY
    CUSTODY © By Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc https://www.pinterest.com/ptmcptmc9442/custody/ http://www.ptmcplaywriting.com/default.html http://custodybyptmc.weebly.com/ 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...
    CUSTODY © By Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc https://www.pinterest.com/ptmcptmc9442/custody/ http://www.ptmcplaywriting.com/default.html http://custodybyptmc.weebly.com/ 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. A kitchen can be partially seen through one of the exits. All action takes place on the single set. Timeframe 1990 to 1992. Synopsis In three acts, three different men enter Shannon's apartment with a pass key. Each man is here on a mission. Will any one of them be successful? Act One: Brendan enters seeking custody of a child, but instead finds confrontation and the need to create a family which "means all sorts of different things to all sorts of different people, and if you can't find a definition of family that you can spread out under, it is your own personal responsibility to create one". Why is their daughter named Henny? Why did they receive custody of Melly Lou when their friends divorced? He leaves behind "one of the most foolish, sentimental, worthy and valuable things" in his life. Shannon retains custody of their past. Act Two: Peter enters in the attempt to find a future. He comes armed with a grand scheme to change himself by becoming someone else. "Peter isn't gay...he's hetero¬sexual, that's even worse." Marriage is proposed, but the proposal is interrupted by an arrival from the past. The threesome is reduced to a meal time psycho drama that reveals Peter's "probably illegal ... criminal behav¬ior". Photos, memories and possibly the phone bill are given over to Brendan's custody. Shannon & Peter are seemingly left in the limbo of an all too shaky present. Act Three: Ted enters seeking conciliation and an outlet for his creative instincts. He ends up in the closet with Peter as their unexpectedly joint scheme for a surprise is almost discovered. Everyone finally comes out of the closet, but Peter & Ted must leave Shannon & Brendan alone not to rehash the past but to confirm the present. Can friendship remain? Is it immutable? The family the four have created, along with their children, gathers at last to share custody of the past, reassess the present and hope for the future. Many door slammings and rearrangements of the furniture are involved.
  • SLIPPERY: A Wintry Tale
    SLIPPERY: A Wintry Tale (C) 2015 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) 2015 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/
  • 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. Characters...
    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 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/
  • 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/
  • 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.com/ http...
    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/
  • VARIED LIVES
    VARIED LIVES, a MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR for six men, features Milwaukee brewing magnate Mr. Don John Falstaff striving for more than just a weekend in the country & throwing Mr. Fenton Philip Ford's estate and its VARIED LIVES into chaos. Set in a time, 1930, when marriage was not an option and adoption the only possibility. A very different look at the gay marriage debate. "Modelled" upon...
    VARIED LIVES, a MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR for six men, features Milwaukee brewing magnate Mr. Don John Falstaff striving for more than just a weekend in the country & throwing Mr. Fenton Philip Ford's estate and its VARIED LIVES into chaos. Set in a time, 1930, when marriage was not an option and adoption the only possibility. A very different look at the gay marriage debate. "Modelled" upon Shakespeare's MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR and very loosely suggested by the life of American philanthropist Robert Allerton and Allerton Park. Characters 6 men Modell ‘Moddy’ Terrence Smith – 20’s Mr. Teddy Turner – the butler – 40’s/50’s Satchel Baggins – 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: 89 minutes in 3 acts with no intermissions http://variedlives.weebly.com/