From winter of 1971, a new musical "Jerusalem" with book and lyrics by Frederick Gaines and music and lyrics by Roberta Carlson. Directed by John Clark Donahue. Scenic design by Jack Barkla. Costume design by Jack Barkla and Gene Davis Buck. Lighting design by Karlis Ozols. The year is 1212 and Europe is ravaged by the plague. A child prophet Stephen, in the company of a fool and a prostitute, amasses an army of young people in a crusade to save the Holy City. In Italy, at the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, the throng gathers, expecting the sea to part. They are unaware that instead a fleet of slave ships, arranged by the Pope of Rome, will appear to take them captive and destroy their hopes. Featuring a cast of over 100 (including boys choir) and presented for CTC's audience of teenagers and adults. Featuring guest artist Peter Michael Goetz as Rudge, Patrick McNellis as Stephen, Wendy Lehr as Hildegarde.
Famine, War, Depopulation:
Mathilde d'Anjou (End Act I):