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Till the End of the World Book, Words, and Music copyright 1985 Daniel E. Biemer

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

JONATHAN ZZOAM

A young man, about college aged, Jonathan is a secret dreamer with big ideas, although he has never left the town he was born in. He has been dating ELAINE FREEMAN since they were both in junior high school.

ELAINE FREEMAN

A very practical young woman, not real liberated but very much her own person. She knows that she and JONATHAN will get married someday and raise a family in their same little town; that is simply the way of life there.

FINNY FREEMAN

ELAINE's younger brother is also JONATHAN's best friend. They have known each other since they were very little. FINNY is a bit more light-hearted than JONATHAN, and fond of mischief and adventure.

MR FREEMAN

ELAINE and FINNY's father, a rather coarse, gruff, and opinionated individual. Perhaps living in a house next to a graveyard has soured his disposition.

MRS FREEMAN

ELAINE and FINNY's mother tries to be very patient to balance out her husband, although she has a sharpness of her own that emerges on occasion.

MR ZZOAM

JONATHAN's father is an affable, simple man who worked hard and lived decently all his life, and has no regrets.

MRS ZZOAM

JONATHAN's mother is a warm, "people" person, very much interested in gossip and matchmaking and the like, and very motherly toward all.

THE PROPHET OF DOOM

A wild-eyed bearded man who dresses in a ragged grey robe and sandals and carries a sign that says "THE END IS NEAR," wandering about town in his own little world.

DEATH

The Dark Angel is really just a hard-working blue-collar man subject to the whims of the Management, despite his fearsome skeletal appearance.

GABRIEL

The Head Angel carries out his duties with a showman's flair that verges on pomposity.

SATAN

The Prince of Darkness appears as a profit-minded businessman, really more petty than evil, believing he is always cheated by Good.

MISS DEMONIA

SATAN's secretary wears high heels and cheap makeup, chews gum, and polishes her nails at the office.

JOAN OF ARC

The martyred warrior maid celebrated in history still carries a shield and has a sword belted to her gown. She realizes now that she missed out on some of the simpler joys of life and is ready to discover them.

THE DEAD

The DEAD portray various bit parts, including:

MINISTER

GRAVEDIGGERS

THE ANGEL CHORUS (3 women)

THE UNEMPLOYED

SIEGMUND FREUD

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

JULIUS CEASAR

LOUIS XVI

MARIE ANTOINETTE

HENRY VIII

HENRY'S WIVES

OEDIPUS REX