Music, lyrics and book by Adam Overett
Yiddish-prone Cardinal Bergenstein
mute, unitard-wearing Cardinal Fouette
trollish tyrant Cardinalissimo Francisco Franco
unflappable, non-Asian-looking Cardinal Hu-Jin Chao
eager, boyish Cardinal McCafferty
foul-mouthed Jersey skank Cardinal Robin
oversexed Southern belle Cardinal St. Louis
shy Aussie Cardinal Wallaby
The Pope is dead. The Cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel, where they will compete in a series of grueling “Papal Challenges” to choose the new Pope. For whom will the white smoke rise?
No one has ever seen what happens in the papal conclave…until now. The backbiting. The forbidden love. The sacrilege. The song-and-dance.
But I am human,
and this I can do:
For now and always,
I can love.