Prologue from Shakespeare Shakedown, by A Gorelow (the Amy one, specifically):
Five people, not so like in dignity,
From Shakespeare’s plays, in which we lay our scene,
From dirty towels break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean;
Five people, who feel trapped and wanted out—
Who decided to reside inside a house:
A murdered King, a murderer wracked with doubt,
A wet nurse, and a “monster”, and a souse.
You’ll watch them as they conquer all their fear
Or else implode in sadness or in rage
Whichever, keep your dial tuned in here.
The 50 minutes traffic of our stage
Will show the world what happens in this deal
Where we stop being polite…and start getting real.
It’s part Shakespeare, part reality show, part sitcom, part character study, and part existential angst. I’m very proud of it.