Due to the great success of Random Musings I (and I mean that facetiously), I’ve decided to continue through with a second one. I realize that ultimately, that turns [d]online into a tumblr, but I’ve never been one to adhere to a strict format and still feel myself wanting to get verbose sometime. Read more
Betsy Bird (nee Ramsey), with whom Mike and I particpated in a plethora of CYT events, has a knack for writing. So our senior year of high school, we all contributed on pieces of a quasi-musical-farce-thingamajig called “Hero’s Canon.” My favorite part was that the townspeople sing the plot. How great is that?
Scapin meets Taming of the Shrew
Includes: PDF of Hero’s Canon, by Don and Mike Citarella and Betsy Ramsey Bird.
When we were in high school, Mike and I wrote and directed our version of Shakespeare’s bloodiest work…for the youth program at our local theatre (and stage-managed by the talented Betsy Bird). I know what you’re thinking, but I promise we’re not macabre loons. This was a farce of the original work which raised a record-high $600 for the Civic Youth Theatre.
It was so successful, in fact, we co-wrote a sequel the following year (MacBeth Revisited Revised) with a fellow CYT actor (Bob Warpehoski).
The Thane of Fife
He had a Wife
Took a Knife to Duncan’s Life
That’ll End his StrifeOur Poor King
With The Angels Doth Sing
Felt a Sting
When we Unsheathed that Thing
Includes: PDF of MacBeth Revisited, a comedic farce of The Scottish Play.