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CAPEMAN A Musical in 2 Acts, 9 Scenes. Music, book and lyrics by Paul Simon. Book and lyrics by Derek Walcott. Marquis Theatre, Broadway - Opened 29th January, 1998; closed 28th March, 1998 (68 performances) SYNOPSIS The Capeman tells the story of Salvador Agron, one of New York City's most notorious killers. In August of 1959, sixteen-year-old Agron, a member of a street gang known as The Vampires, murdered two teenagers on a New York playground. He became known as the "Capeman" because he wore a long, vampire-like black cape with a red lining while committing the murders. The musical begins with Agron's childhood in Puerto Rico, then follows his family's subsequent move to New York City and explores the boy's unhappy home life, including frequent encounters with his stepfather. Although he is originally more interested in girls than gangs, Agron joins The Vampires after they come to his rescue when he is attacked by another gang. Later, when a friend is badly beaten, The Vampires go out looking for revenge, and although they never locate the rival gang that did the beating, Salvador ends up stabbing two innocent boys to death. Soon captured and sentenced to death, Salvador claims to be unrepentant. The second act begins with a reprieve. Salvador's death sentence has been commuted by Governor Rockefeller. Forced to serve his time, the angry young Salvador begins to undergo changes in prison. He begins to grow up, and eventually decides to turn his life around. He writes to his mother, saying "I'll take the evil in me and turn it into good." He begins to correspond with a Native-American woman named Wahzinak, and when his feelings for her turn to love, Salvador escapes to be with her, but after having a vision in the desert, he turns himself back in. Three years are added to his sentence, and Salvador quietly serves his time, finally emerging into an unforgiving world that he soon learns will always see him as The Capeman - no matter how much he may have changed while in prison. His mother, however, receives him with open arms and, as the musical comes to an end, she tells Salvador of a dream she had in which an angel allowed him into heaven. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. El Coquí - Children's Choir, Salvador Agrón (Aged 36-42) 2. Puerto Rican Day Parade - Parade Singers, Ensemble 3. Born in Puerto Rico - Salvador Agrón (Aged 36-42), Sal Agrón (aged 16), Carlos Apache, Angel Soto, Frenchy Cordero, Babu Charlie Cruz, Tony Hernandez, Reverend González, Santero 4. In Mayagüez - Salvador Agrón (Aged 36-42), Esmeralda Agrón, Nuns, Children 5. Carmen - Esmeralda Agrón, Carmen 6. The Santero - Santero, Esmeralda Agrón, Celebrants 7. Chimes - Esmeralda Agrón 8. Christmas in the Mountains - Three Kings, Carmen, Esmeralda Agrón, Guests 9. Satin Summer Nights - Sal Agrón (aged 16), Bernadette, Élan, Tony Hernandez, Doo-Wop Group 10. Bernadette - Sal Agrón (aged 16), Bernadette, Doo-Wop Group 11. The Vampires - Tony Hernandez, Sal Agrón (aged 16), Carlos Apache, Angel Soto, Frenchy Cordero, Babu Charlie Cruz, Doo-Wop Group 12. Shopliftin' Clothes - Sal Agrón (aged 16), Tony Hernandez, Sales Clerks, Carlos Apache, DooWop Group