12th NIGHTed by Patrick Thomas McCarthy – A reading….. On the 12th day/night of Christmas your true love brings to me, many kinds of pasta, one butler braying and one golden ring. And they’ll all come out of an Italian pear tree in the world of swinging 1960’s Little Italy, NYC, USA, with loons in the trees & fortunes to be made. Sexual confusion, two sets of twins, schermo a scamparsas [folding screens], and otherworldly voices [forgive me Thornton Wilder] make for a farce of epic proportions. Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT shot out of a confetti cannon.
Patrick Thomas McCarthy is an actor/director/playwright who has called NYC home since 1995. The Fresh Fruit Festival NYC has been his proving ground for the past two seasons with awards as Best Playwright and Best Ensemble Acting for both PRIDE RIVER CROSSING: A Spoon River for a New Century; and sExtOrtiOn a cautionary tale of teen sexting suggested by national news making events. His Midwestern roots include high school English teaching and most of his writing work is LGBTQ themed.