Setting–the world between worlds.
Time–the crossroads of time and eternity.
The Drumph organization deals in exclusive, New Jersey burial plots–which, in reality, are a front to launder rubles into the campaign. It’s a win/win for Vlad and Drumph, as the remains of Russian dissidents can thereby be processed for proper internment–as is proscribed by all that is just and holy. But Tiresias enters–stage left–bearing omens of doom. He foretells the fated fall of Drumph.
Watch for next episode–Malignia’s lament for the old country.
Work on the libretto is proceeding by fits and starts. I must bear in mind the admonition of all great composers: Concision is key.
Act 3–A tsunami engulfs Maralago’s marbled halls.
Breaking news–The ocean currents off Maralago’s splendid shore are treacherous in their circuitously dissembling convolutions.
1. The first panel shows ocean currents sweeping along Florida’s eastern shore.
2. The Prime Minister of Japan arrives by limo and sits down to a sumptuous feast.
3-4. The exotic guests drink from the sacred vessels.
5. The Japanese PM gazes upon the splendors of Mar a lago.
6. Belshazzar beholds a cryptic Cypher writ large upon the wall. What does it mean?
I have begun work on an opera–Belshazzar at Mar-a-Lago.