SHIP OF FOOLS
THE MUSICAL

Based on the novel by Katherine Anne Porter


Book, Music & Lyrics by Pam Tate
A
dditional Lyrics by Erv Raible



1933

A German cruise ship travels from the port of
Vera Cruz, Mexico, home to Bremerhaven, Germany.

 During the twenty-six day cruise,
the international first-class passengers love and hate
with the same passions and prejudices
that cause the world to drift toward World War Two.

The Cuban Condesa, the Ship's doctor,
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.
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