Act III: Triumph and Ruin

After a beautiful, ritual preparation with honey, wine and flour, a whirling, nauseating and terrifying rendition of Black Baby, one of Jim Jones’ and The People’s Temple’s most beautiful and hypnotic hymns, was sung by company member Kate Ryan. Lit by 66 candles and supported by 10 cassette players running independent audio tracks, this piece led the company into a collective abyss.

VIDEO MUSIC

Music composed by:
Salo, Gerek Jon Druss, and Jeff Houston.

This was a manifestation of the recognition of evil, and created the psychological condition of the original crisis.