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(Overture)

 

Hamlet the Vampyr

 

In Danish lore Claudius usurped the throne of Denmark by murdering his brother, the king.

He later sought the death of Hamlet, the late king’s only son.

Thru his father’s spirit Hamlet learned of his uncle’s treachery and in a state of rage killed the Chief Councilor Polonius.

 

Laertes, son of Polonius, had returned from France upon learning of the death of his father and believing also that Hamlet’s incivility towards his sister caused her suicide quickly entered into a plot with Claudius to slay the prince.

 

Their scheming was realized in a menange d’epees set between Hamlet and Laertes for the court’s entertainment.

 

While abroad Laertes had procured a vial of venom extracted from the mouth of a dispatched vampire.

It is not the draining of blood but this substance, brewed in ancient Illyria, that has been transmitted over the ages creating a breed of ghouls

 

Song: “Adown Adown”

 

“ When I woke to an exsistence undead

My emotions they forcefully led

Me to where you had been interred

What I beheld was wrong

Body and coffin gone

Your brother Laertes did rave

At your funeral he lept in your grave

No more this was the plea that he cried

He blamed me for you suicide

That I spurned you cannot be denied

I had made a coarse decree

Get thee to a nunnery

 

 

 

Ophelia you once sang

Oh adown adown

How low my cursed heart hangs

Oh adown I’m Bound

 

I’ve met a maid like you but she’s not

To the manor born but she has got

A complexion untouched by the sun

Her hair is a dark cinnamon

She’ll never let false tears run

Over the years I have sought

The one by whose memory I fought

A rapier well poisoned cut me

A blow dealt by Laertes

His own sword I then quickly seized

I gave him a wound in kind and soon

Into Hades we were both eased

 

Oh adown adown

The distilment flew

Thru our viens it wound

And did die we two”

Thus Hamlet and Laertes entered into the realm of the undead.

As the passing centuries created lands then unknown Elly, a church going co-ed attending Indiana State University in Terre Haute, performs her morning ablutions while humming along with her favorite recording.

 

“Song: Back In The Jox

 

“Back in the jox

The rorning main

Ween to Boodstock

Sullfight in Bain

Sry on a tuit

Eye up some fegs

Flicing some sruit

Layving your saygs

They fall away

All afway all afway

And they all must

Fall away all afway

Fall away

 

 

 

Lie no my inez

Doz you fefeat

Tu need more yime

Erds people beat

Hiving back dome

Keeding the fat

Colish the phrome

Rilling a kat

 

And they all can

Fall away

Any day

Fall away

 

And they all could

Fall away

If you say

Fall away

 

The next paragraph is a laugh

Have you ever been crude

You owe me five bux

With some luck I will always be rude

 

Don’t get too close burned the toast

Letters are re-arranged

Thou shalt sleep well though I spell

All the letters so strange

It’s my aim

 

Moo this to dee

Baying good sigh

No saturally

Risky and why

Lum never cern

Bumping some pass

Tow it’s your nurn

Gutting the crass

 

I’m saying

Fall away

Never say

Mum what cay

 

 

 

Will they all just fall away

Where they lay

Lere they wey

 

Mind the gap don’t tap a phone

Cause you’ll always get caught

That’s how they know that he said to him

What hath God wrought

 

Finish you spinach

And you can become a cartoon

A ten o’clock scholar gets paid twenty dollars

To croon with a spoon

 

There I’m all done

What do you think

You had your fun on that waste of ink

No one will know how the words go

Try it again a different spin

 

Fall away fall away it doesn’t pay

We all sing fall away fall away fall away”

 

Hamlet stalks thru Europe bemoaning his existence as a ghoul. To achieve his desire to rejoin the ranks of humanity he must refrain from the drawing of blood for a period of seven years. Over the centuries he had many times failed in that effort but this now he is determined to succeed.

 

Song: “Not 2 “

 

“ I

I want to die

I would deny

This existence

I

I could decide

Not to be

This instant

 

You order a pizza and there’s hardly any cheese

If the ball games in OT they won’t make deliveries

 

Beer tastes worse each year new songs I hear

They sound horrendous

And those designers choose to create clothes

Just to offend us

 

Comics aren’t funny

Movie plots are absurd

Kids watching cartoons learn all the four letter words

 

 

Crime grows all the time so much that I’m afraid to venture

Out with thieves about I have no doubt

They’ll even take my dentures

With garbage men on strike pollution makes breathing hard

Banks won’t lend money or approve my credit card

 

So away I’ll stow this life I know outside of the tomb

Though the need will grow for me to go to the bathroom”

 

Out of the hundreds submitted, Elly’s essay on mankind’s potential in which she expounds on the works of de Chardin wins her a grant to study at Westminster College in London.

 

Song: “Growing”

 

We’re all part of this earth you know

That right from our birth we grow

In so many ways to show love

Is what you will need

When you shove a small seed

Inside the earth that you’re on

Use your front lawn

 

Plant a seed help it grow

Doe ray me fah so la tee doe

 

You know we grow from within

A seed in the ground will begin

To grow to struggle and win

Love will make you grow tall

Although you’re starting out small

We all need love to live and to give

 

Plant a seed help it grow

Doe ray me fah so la tee doe

 

Love is like the sun’s rays

It makes for lovely days

Like Spring when all things will bloom

If we leave room

 

Plant a seed watch it grow

Doe ray me fah so la tee doe

 

 

Prince Hamlet’s peregrinations take him west across the Channel.

Passing an field in which is being held an open tent revival he absorbs the words of the Reverend McKenzie. Desperate to rid himself of the mark of Pyrrhus, one being so tricked with the blood of fathers, mothers, daughters and sons he echoes the oratory of the evangelist.

 

Song: “Keep On Keepin’ On”

 

“ Keep on keepin’ on

You know you gotta be strong

They say it takes so long

So keep on keepin’ on

 

Keep on you must try

Until the day that you die

You know you can’t go wrong

If you keep on keepin’ on

 

You can take it from me

You can be or not be

But the question remains

Can you live with the pain

 

Now your troubles run deep

But would infinite sleep

Put an end to heartache

If you never awake

 

Fight what troubles you all thru the night

Don’t think that just because you’re blue

You’re the only one grief happens to

You know it’s true

 

Woe it’s a weed misfortune likes to sow

Give it your best knock out blow

You ills in life away they’ll go

Oh don’t you know

 

When you feel at war with a world you abhor

And there’s nowhere to turn there is something to learn

You can find inner peace if you will sign a lease

On a home for your heart where it lives for loves art

 

There will be somebody who will share

The slings and arrows that you feel

Make everyday a grim ordeal life has it’s appeal

Learn when comfort given is returned

The burdens that you bear decrease

Until at last they finally cease

South by Southeast

 

Oh a prophetic soul could have only one goal

And that’s not to give in to what church folks call sin”

Taking residence in a flat in Soho the spirits empowered by the wizards since the pagan days of England beckon to Elly , as they do to all, …in dreams…in dreams…in dreams.

 

Song: “Dream Song”

 

“Drift in the dark thru an endless room

Ceiling so high I’m above the moon

A chandelier tumbles and shatters

An Army of crimson eyes scatters

 

Words without sound written on the door

Caskets and clowns strewn on the floor

Witches at war in the hallways

A blind bird croaks “Nevermore” always

The sleeping mirror it reflects

A ballroom floor frozen with shipwrecks

 

Journey a ginger sea

That flows in a cup of tea

Dance on the North Star

You find that you are

Part of a tapestry

 

Half of an hour glass

Is always in the past

Each moment created

The fate it awaited

To be remembered last

 

Candle lights lurk on the grand staircase

I hear a voice but don’t see a face

High on the steps of cold gray stone

The name I hear called out is my own

A portrait revealed by lightning

Something about it is frightening”

 

Though devoid of his soul Hamlet retained other aspects of his physical

being. Take him for all in all, he’s still a man.

 

Song: “I Gotta Get a Girlfriend”

 

“ And I gotta get a girlfriend

Someone who will love me until the end

And I gotta get a girlfriend

Someone who will need me and not pretend

And I gotta get get me a girlfriend

Someone who would take all the love I send

 

And I gotta get a honeybunch

Someone I can talk to and meet for lunch

And I wanna find my babydoll

Someone I can care for and give my all

 

And I gotta get me a babydoll

Someone to write to somebody I can call

 

Well I’m livin’ alright it seems

I miss the girl of my dreams

There’s somethin’ that must be done

All this time gone and I’m not havin’ fun

 

And I gotta get a girlfriend

Someone on whose lovin’ I will depend

Search for the girl I will select

Someone I will hug and I will respect

 

And I gotta find me my sweet caress

What’s in my heart to her I will confess

 

Well I’ve been around for a while

My innocence is still on trial

There’s so much to do

Where could she be the one to get me thru

 

 

 

And I gotta get a girlfriend

Someone who will have me until the end

And I gotta find a girlfriend

Someone who will need me and not pretend

And I gotta get me a girlfriend

Someone who will want me until the end

Love her and love her my love will never end”

 

Disturbed by visitations of the incubi the optimism that Elly once had towards life dissolves into introversion and apathy.

 

Song: “Eleanor Rigby”

 

“Look, look at the people all the lonely people

All the lonely people

Ah, look at all the lonely people

Ah, look at all the lonely people

 

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in a church where a wedding has been

Lives in a dream.

Waits at the window wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door

Who is it for

 

All the lonely people where do they all come from

All the lonely people where do they all belong

 

Father McKenzie writing the words to a sermon that no one will hear no one

Comes near

Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there’s nobody there

What does he care

 

All the lonely people where do they all come from

All the lonely people where do they all belong

 

Ah look at all the lonely people”

 

Ensconced in Soho Elly falls in with that bohemian element which has adopted the mode of the beast who rose from the dead to draw human blood. As they frequent an absinthe bar she is introduced to the liquor and that evening fantasizes of vampyric lesbianism.

 

Song: “Etude Vampyr

 

“Eyes a broom sweep from room to room

Search for someone who’s not there

 

Tears I heard the murmur of lost words

It’s for you this grief I bear

 

Fading winter light invites the night

Darkness it plunders

The essence of the sun it’s work is done

A red moon wonders

O’er my window pain a dark refrain

From my piano

Playing notes that quote the misery

You’re not with me

I know they said I’m dead but I’ve returned

 

Look at me

Life ends hear me

Do you hear me

Life ends love is infinite

Infinite love

We share an infinite love

The music of the night

Is the sound of infinite love

Release yourself to the beautiful darkness of love

 

There you lay as lovely as the day

We first met by the seashore

I recall how much I was enthralled

There’s no one that I loved more

 

The whiteness of your throat lies bare

That’s where I will rest my lips

Uniting us as one the deed is done

Gently your blood drips

Warm onto my tongue forever young

Your flesh will remain

Awake and be one free mortality

Cannot decree your fate with me

Life in eternity

 

One evening Hamlet senses that he is regaining his mortal form as he recognizes his

faint reflection in the waters of the Thames. He is stunned when he sees a woman whom resembles Ophelia, in tears, under a street lamp. He calls to her from the darkness but she flees from his sight. He is concludes that it was her ghost as Ophelia drowned herself in a stream.

 

Song: “Don’t You Remember Me”

 

“One eve in Elsinore my father’s ghost he

Spoke to and said that he’d been murdered

By his brother’s hand

I thought of revenge but what was I to do

My uncle was my king too

 

The dawn broke in the east

The ghost departed leaving me in tears

With red blood raging

I was shocked at what I’d heard

The ghost was pleading

Won’t you remember me

Won’t you remember me

That was my father’s strange litany

Asking won’t you remember me

 

That happened years ago

Thru my existence

Nature isn’t changed

As I look o’er the sea

To the sea to the wind and the wind

To the clouds and the clouds to the sky

And the sky to the sun

And the sun to the earth

And under the earth we all lie till rebirth

For we’re destined to die

Believe in heaven now or be forgotten

Why was it meant to be

A crime stemmed from jealousy

That someone had stole my regency

What immorality

 

The time was out of joint

I partook to curse spite

That I was ever born

Born to set it all right

This had been enacted in the dead of the night

A ghost plead for my pity

All there is in my memory

Is my remembering nothing but thee

To an unknown degree vvv

 

A midnight years along

As I stood pondering

The waters of the Thames

A specter did form of my Ophelia

She was in morning

Was it in my mind’s eye

Or like me did she never die

I called out to her shadow don’t cry

But she gave no reply

 

Are you my beloved or a blast from some hell

Here to tempt my heart where my softness does dwell

Her visage faded fast when was heard a church bell

I cried out pathetically as the sun arose easterly

If you return to your purgatory won’t you remember me

While in Green Park, Hamlet, who had grown more accustom to the daylight hours, is startled to see the woman he surmised was the ghost of his lost love. He approaches her once again evoking her name. The irony that he would not marry Ophelia for fear that she would make him a monster, the fate to which her brother Laertes had condemned him, is not lost on the royal Dane.

Though at first discomforted by the stranger, Elly’s apprehensiveness dissolves as she becomes captivated by Hamlet’s sensuality as it suggests the forbidden and the mysterious.

Her every emotion tells her that she has found her vampire prince.

 

Song: “Hamlet”

Hamlet you had told me you’re a Dane

Prince of Denmark

But one who never got to reign

You cried out the name “Ophelia”

There in Green Park

My face and hers they look the same

 

You spoke of her past had she been

The one with whom love you were in

How long have you outlived her

The way Ophelia had died

They branded her a suicide

It’s no use to forgive her

 

Like her I’m caught up in your gaze

I am imprisoned in a daze

Could you be my vampire

 

The one I’m searching for who will

Have all my fantasies fulfilled

My deepest dark desires

 

Prince of the night

Where is your castle

Fly me there now

And at long last we’ll

Unite our love that will live for all time

 

We cannot die we’re vampires

Folks will call us death’s deniers

Let them fade away as we live on and on

 

How many other girls have you

Wished that they were the woman who

You had seen in their faces

She’s lied long now beneath the earth

A suicide has no rebirth

Being denied God’s graces

 

Hamlet what you told wasn’t lies I can’t see through

My Prince of Darkness in disguise

Call me by the name “Ophelia” if you have to

Don’t let your next word be “Goodbye””

 

The aspect of the existence of those orphaned by divinity brings into question why god, so revered as a benevolent creator, would allow such malicious forms, real or imagined, to scourge the innocent. To compound the question, why is indemnity granted to those who deserve the swiftest and severest of punishments?

 

Song: “God Protected Hitler”

 

“God protected Hitler when so many millions died

The hand of the almighty it had saved his Nazi hide

This is an example of when the Lord God had sinned

He shouldn’t have allowed the life of Adolph to begin

 

It was late in the evening during the First World War

Hitler left the tent because his fellow roommates snored

He barely made it outside when a shell came screaming down

What remained of where that tent stood was a hole in the ground

 

God protected Hitler when he made those soldiers snore

Death took half the Wehrmacht so now what’s one corporal more

Too bad that long before this dear God did not force his will

And inspire some old lab rat to invent the sleeping pill

 

At the Burgerbrau in Munich someone planted dynamite

It was set to explode when Hitler made a speech one night

The Fuhrer’s throat dried from screaming

About all those he opposed

So he left the meeting early before

Burgerbrau’s bar closed

 

God protected Hitler when he should have made his goal

To save his flock from someone whom he didn’t give a soul

We’d all have been so grateful if God in his wondrous power

Worked for the good of mankind and extended Happy Hour

 

Adolph was with his generals in July of ‘44

A colonel standing near him placed a time bomb on the floor

Hitler turned to go because he had to use the john

There was a great explosion and the walls and roof were gone

 

God protected Hitler when he made his bowels swell

The Fuhrer was only injured when he should have gone to hell

It was nine months later when God called old Adolph home

That’s when Herr Shickelgruber tasted a gun barrel’s chrome”

 

Hamlet, though initially drawn to Elly for her resemblance to a lost love is enamored of her charm. As parents are reluctant to tell their children there is no Santa Claus he is equally apprehensive about revealing to her that the world is truly infested with the vampyr.

Having retained his presence of a young man the fact that they are hundreds of years apart in age is not a hindrance in their budding relationship. Elly’s friends do not see her new beau as a vampire prince, nor any kind of vampire at all. Hamlet finds their posture most disquieting.

 

Song: “Ms Elly

 

“My Miss Elly she likes to tell me I look

Like somebody you’d find in a vampire book

I didn’t tell her that I have been one for years

For her to find out has become my greatest fear

 

She begs me to bite neck till it bleeds red

The only marks I leave there are hickies instead

Our age difference is not a hindrance to her

She says vampires are way past being mature

 

Back in Elsinore I wish that I had died

Cause I see teens today delve in the dark side

Suckin’ blood it ain’t all that cool

There’s no fun in being a ghoul

A vampire like me he seeks a sense of pride

Elly has friends who formed a vampire gang

They wear long capes and all have cheap plastic fangs

She told them that I was her vampire prince

They said I don’t look the part and that made me wince

 

I should tell her I’m not the fella she thinks

That sleeps in coffins and lusts for warm blood to drink

This life internal is dammed infernal

All this goring it got so boring

My new found Ophelia is in need of a shrink”

As with all couples intoxicated with one anotherother they revel in an intimate brand of frivolity.

(Spoken) Melly. Wait till ya see I’ve met my prince

Least he says he’s a prince

A Danish prince

Kinda young for that but very good looking

In a dark and scary way you know what I mean

Like Dracula.

You like Dracula, we all do, Oh, gotta go

 

Song: “No One Loves You”

 

I could never be lonely with you near

Say you’ll always stay right beside me dear

I will never know the sadness I once knew

I can tell you this cause you know it’s true

 

No one loves you as much as I do

No one loves you as much as I do

I’m saying this because I love to

No one loves you as much as I do

 

And I do

A lotta lotta lotta lotta lotta lovin’ you

And I do

A lotta lotta lotta lotta lotta lovin’you

And I do it every night and every minute of the daytime

Thru

I do a lotta lotta lotta lotta lotta lovin

 

You’ll get valentines candies and a kiss

You’ll get wedding rings and bracelets for your wrist

Now that we are one my world’s redefined

There’s much more to life now that you are mine

 

No one loves you as much as I do

No one loves you as much as I do

I’m saying this because I love to

No one loves you as much as I do

 

Cause I do a lotta lotta lotta lotta lotta

Lovin’ you

I got’a do a lotta lotta lottas lotta lotta

Lovin’ you

I do a lotta lotta lotta lottas lotta lovin’ you

I do a lotta lotta lotta lotta lotta lovin

I do a lotta lotta lotta lotta lotta lovin

I do a lotta lotta lotta lotta lotta lovin’ you”

 

In the words of Samuel Johnson, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

 

Song: “London”

London is from where England’s monarchs rule

From Dover on the east west to Liverpool

There’s no way that you can remain a fool

If you attend it’s schools

 

Look down Whimpole St. and what will you see

Gentlemen so named for their courtesy

Harrod’s shop windows looking regally

No finer place to be

 

Picadilly Circus it contains

Stage shows that assure you’ll be entertained

Dancers will fling garb till no thread remains

The titled they act ashamed

 

London hasn’t hurried to modernize

It hasn’t made an effort to disguise

Hallowed halls as buildings supersized

That’s why it’s charm is most prized

The Union Jack it flew over many lands

It was hoisted high by the bravest hands

“ For queen and country” the cry to a man

What England once did command

 

There was a war time blitz and some scars remain

The spirit of it’s people hasn’t changed

 

 

Thought they lost a lot they

They worked thru the pain

An Englishman’s pride will reign

 

Portobello Road’s market offers you

Treasures new and old that you can search through

After that you’ll sit and sip a tea time brew

Like all the blue bloods do

 

Walking past the tower one recalls

All the British history in it’s walls

It’s well defended and it will never fall

“All’s well” the night watch calls”

Arm in arm, the pair enter a cinema which is holding a film festival honoring the American actress Sean Young. The evening’s feature is “Love Crimes”.

 

Song: “Mighty Sean Young”

 

A heavy duty thing of beauty

Such a goddess but so modest

That she uses a mere mortal’s name

 

Mighty Sean Young

She’s in movies and TV

I wish a film were done

And her co-star he was me

 

Mighty Sean Young

With her style and her grace

To the world she has brung

Something time cannot erase

 

She’s an artist who’s able to rise above labels

They’re better left for fruit jars

Every performance is just so enormous

She’s so much more than a star, yes by far

 

Mighty Sean Young

She makes her greatness grow

Her image is beyond

Other deities we know

 

When she’s on the screen she commands every scene

You can’t take your eyes off of her

What she has created can’t be imitated

Because of a talent so pure

Yes I’m sure

 

Sean’s the best at everything she tries

She is blessed this no one would deny

Men confess to being mesmerized

By her face and those exquisite eyes

That seek truth in everything she sees

When she speaks you hear a melody

 

Sean’s the best it shows in what she does

In her heart you know she never was

Someone who would do a thing half way

And her creed is do it come what may

And the heck to what the world might say

Let us pray anyway

 

I just got the word

It’s devastating what I heard

Although it happened in the past

My heart is breaking fast

 

Fate decided she would meet

A man who’d sweep her off her feet

To bad I couldn’t be the one

To marry Sean Young”

 

Given Hamlet’s intoxication with Ms. Young, Elly identifies with the girl abandoned

At the end of a James Bond film

 

 

Song: “What About Me”

 

“ True, I may seem insincere to you

Oh, is it my fault if I do

For the facts you misconstrue so often

When a person takes the time to spend

With someone so they can be friends

It’s been known that in the end

The heart will soften

 

What about me I’m asking

You know that love’s not

Not lasting as long as it should

 

Time it’s one thing that’s between us we can lose

Think of all the times we haven’t used

I wanted to be with you but you had another

 

What about us is it right

Life is unjust it’s a fight neither one can win

 

What about those who ask me

Will our own love outlast me

The love that I am in

 

When your running all around comes to an end

The life that you have led you must defend

You know that your soul they will send wherever

Pain is equal to that which you caused to gain

The riches that you thought would still remain

When the quality of mercy has been strained and severed

 

What about me it’s the time to say yes or no

It’s a crime to treat someone this way

What about things we spoke of

It hurts when you joke of words you cannot say

The love has gone away

A love that went astray”

 

Elly does not hide her contempt for her prince who implores forgiveness.

 

Song: “Kindness”

 

How would it seem I ever could be

Unkind to you I never would be

After I said hello I knew that my love would grow

 

I’d like to say that I am grateful

I’m sure you know that I’ll be faithful

If we go our separate ways

I’ll think of you everyday

 

I hope you don’t mind this

Brief act of kindness

This moment will always stay

 

Now ask yourself can you define this

Warmth that you have it is a kindness

That’s growing deep inside

Emotions you cannot hide

A sigh is a sign this feeling of kindness

Is blossoming into love

Oh, the sun can’t outshine this

Love born from kindness

The kind that I’m thinking of”

Eleanor rejects Hamlet’s penitent overtures and as it is the end of term at university she returns to Terre Haute.

As her scorn toward Hamlet abates she dwells to the point of idolatry on the man who so enchanted her.

 

Song: “Sacred Son”

 

“Where does thy head hang

Sacred son

Is it perched atop

An Ivory column

Or is it crowned amidst a sunken jewel

Sing to me my sacred son

Sing to me sing to me, oh

Sing to me my sacred son”

 

Without Ms. Rigby Hamlet finds the uses of this world weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. He haunts the streets of Soho after learning that Elly is gone.

 

Song: “I Have Always Loved You”

 

Elly thinks I never would have called her

Cause she don’t call me

I walked by her flat over there in Soho

Thinking how could this be

I have always loved you

I have always need you

I think always of you

I don’t want to plead you

 

When I told you I thought you were special

You said it was a lie

Why I even went over there to see you

I knew you’d make me cry

 

I will always ask you

It is such a task you

You are always kidding

I am never quitting

I will always want your love

And you don’t ever think that you hurt anybody

You always lived for yourself

You act as though you’re against everyone

Come on and tell me what have I done

 

I think it’s a sin you know that we’ve been

Friends for a long time

I don’t ask too much you could keep in touch

If you’re a friend of mine

 

Why did you desert me you know you hurt me

Am I off your list you know I missed you

 

Now it makes you depressed when I talk about it

But you don’t think you’re at fault

Is it because you don’t care how I feel

Is your heart locked in a vault made of steel

 

Anyone could see I am such a fool

To take this kind of grief

Life’s an endless fight there’s no end in sight

I could use some relief

 

I have always loved you

I have always needed you

I think always of you”

I don’t want to plead you”

In Hamlet metamorphosis from a creature of perdition to that piece of work that is a man he seeks comfort in that being subject to death the pain of romantic insolvency will not torment him for centuries.

 

Song: “Pain Today”

 

“And it looks like pain

Don’t need a weather vane today

To let me know things aren’t the same

And the season is in change

 

The reason you display

Weathered lines upon your face

Resistance to my warm embrace

Makes it look like pain today

 

Disenchantment you conceal

Tells me that this end is real

Exposed again to heartache’s thrust

I’m filled with feelings of mistrust

Yeah, it’s all time to me

You’re no longer mine to me

 

And it looks like pain today

Don’t need a weather vane today

To let me know things aren’t the same

And the season is in change.”

Given her penchant for men whom she imagines risen from the dead, Elly resumes her Christian faith.

 

Song: “Tenderness”

 

“I’ve been up all night

The early morning light

Tells me that it’s dawn

I keep playing on

 

I know I won’t rest

Until I’ve confessed

The way that you’ve expressed

Your tenderness

 

Showing consideration for someone

It’s one of the nicest things that can be done

Often there is none to cherish

The warmth that a person shares in unison

Has risen now and I’m remembering how

You listened as I spoke of a heart broke

 

You would criticize my lack of contact with your eyes

You sensed my distress with your tenderness

Thank God for those whose feelings are sincere

Without them the world would not revolve

Cause there would be no one here to move us

Where you’ll find tenderness you know love’s

Near the end of day the sun it slips away from you

Your own light you possess your tenderness”

 

Bedridden by an unknown virus while overseas She composes a letter to her distraught Dane. It reads, Dear Hammy, I lie here…

 

 

(Spoken) “Never to rise again

And too weak to yield all that pangs my heart

My fate is now in the hands of my saviour

Who offers me eternal life with him

In the next world

How different things would be if you truly were a vampire

And we could be sharing an eternal existence here on earth”

 

In conclusion she writes:

 

(Spoken) “No one loved you as much as I did”

 

Attempting a signature she inscribes an”O” when the nib of her pin slides off the page

Hamlet’s last act as a vampire is to she’d tears. With solemn voice he bids his love adieu

 

(Spoken) “Good night sweet princess

And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest

 

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name

Nobody came

Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave

No one was saved

 

Lend me your ears

The vicissitudes incident to the life of Lord Hamlet Shall be revealed in the ensuing act of this drama.

(Overture Reprise)

 

TERROR HAUTE

FINIS