SHIP OF FOOLS
Based on the novel by Katherine Anne Porter
Book, Music & Lyrics by Pam Tate
Additional Lyrics by Erv Raible
Vera Cruz, Mexico, home to Bremerhaven, Germany.
the international first-class passengers love and hate
with the same passions and prejudices
that cause the world to drift toward World War Two.
two young American artists, the businessmen,
the staunch German family, the American socialite,
the Jew and the dwarf,
the Nazi publisher and his mistress,
the young lovers coming of age and Spanish Flamenco Dancers
all fuel the conflicts and romances
that culminate in an act of selfless bravery.