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VIKTOR ULLMANN: DER KAISER VON ATLANTIS (TITLE ROLE)

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Director: Polly Graham (LOUD CROWD)
Music director: Timothy Burke
CHROMA ENSEMBLE

Two tramps discuss the state of the world. One is an out of work clown, the other is Death. The power-mad Emperor of Atlantis has discovered mechanised weapons and has declared a war that is to have no survivors. Death, out raged at this announcment and feeling usurped, goes on strike. The war begins, people are wounded but no one can die. Pain, suffering and love are left. But who wants existence to last forever? Can Death strike a deal with the Kaiser to restore the natural order?