To escape the Archers and Spearmen, the Nursemaid drags the Twin Sister
onto a boat and they escape by sea, only to encounter a massive storm that
capsizes their vessel. (The boat in the Storm scene weighs almost 1800
pounds and is completely manipulated onstage by the artists.)
The surviving members of the Court desperately flee as the palace
burns to the ground. The Court hopes to escape by means of a small
sailboat but in the confusion that ensues, the Twins are separated.
The Girl sets sail on the boat with the Nursemaid, the Valets and several
Imperial Guards. The Boy and the Jester flee by land with the Archers in pursuit.
We follow the Girl and watch as her boat sails into a fierce storm.
We hear the choir singing ominously. The small boat rocks violently
as the Girl, the Nursemaid, the Valets and other occupants hold on for
dear life. The waves aggressively toss the boat about as if it were a toy.
Several Imperial Guards are dramatically tossed overboard. The ferocious
winds rip off the boat's sail. Finally, the boat capsizes. The Twin Girl
desperately climbs to the top of the mast as the boat sinks into the deep.