Cinema VII presents
"PREPARE TO MEET YOUR MAKER" (1996)
Synopsis of The Musical Religious Mystery Play
Photos by Bob Strain from the First Eight Performances
Read Tony Hightower*'s Description Here
* Tony played Quasimodo in the 1999 revival!
Locales: Cemetery/Ordered World/Mt. Ararat/US/Mediterranean/Alexandria
ENTR’ACTE: Peter Gabriel guards The Ordered World, a gated community within a cemetery, asking all visitors who seek admittance whether they have been to the baptist.
Episode I: A dirty cindergirl, Ouanchu Innmee, knocks at the gate. Because she is not baptized, it is closed to her.
She leaves the cemetery in search of a baptist. She meets one at a Turkish Bathhouse, but he shuns her advances.
She cleans herself, dances for his beheading
and returns with his head ("I even kissed the Baptist."). Peter Gabriel admits her into the Ordered World and, at the banquet table during dinner, introduces her to her maker ("Mummy!").