Composer Lisa Bielawa (foreground) as The Soul bound,
while Virtues (left to right) Kitty Brazelton, Eve Beglarian and Elaine Kaplinsky
confer as to how to cast out the Devil anew. Photo by Stephanie Berger. Click
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Soul encounters the Virtues but finds the path they propose difficult.
Responding to her corporeal impulses and the enticements of the Devil, who promises
pleasure and success, she casts off her white garments. The Virtues sing of
the Soul as a negative example, while the Devil insults them. The Soul ends
imprisoned by her mortal will.
adapted by Lisa Bielawa