REV. 23

The Book of Revelation ends at chapter 22. Or does it?


Julian Wachner

Cerise Lim Jacobs
Creator and Librettist

Commissioned by White Snake Projects

Creative and developmental support provided by Beth Morrison Projects



The Book of Revelation ends at chapter 22. Or does it?

REV. 23 is the hitherto unpublished last chapter of the Book of Revelation as dictated by St. John the Divine and transcribed by Cerise Lim Jacobs. It narrates the last battle to recapture Paradise-on-Earth and restore the balance of good and evil to our world. Persephone, the only being able to pass freely between Hell and Earth, is recruited by Lucifer in the fight against the rulers of Paradise-on-Earth. No one is exempt from this battle. Which side are you on? READ THE FULL SYNOPSIS...


The Inspiration

“I dreamed up REV. 23 one day as I was thinking of where I would meet my husband Charles again since he passed from this world.”

It amused me that my incorrigible, irascible and impossible husband wouldn't be caught dead (pardon the pun) in Paradise (not that he'd be entirely welcome there) as some of the most interesting people seem to be consigned to that other place. This led to more musing about what Heaven was like and concomitantly, what that other place was like. READ CERISE LIM JACOBS’ INSPIRATION...


Be my guest to REV. 23

At a recent visit to the hairdresser, when I had my head upside down in the sink, the apprentice washing my hair said she'd seen me on TV last year. Read More

REV. 23 on Open Studios with Jared Bowen

Watch Cerise Lim Jacobs discuss REV. 23 on Open Studios with Jared Bowen. Read More

photo by Kathy Wittman
We did it!

REV. 23 premiered to standing ovations from you, our audience! And what an audience you’ve been—engaged, supportive, receptive and thoughtful. Read More

A Note from Cerise

I can't believe we're embarking on the music workshop of Dan Visconti's PermaDeath at NEC! Read More

Thoughts on Hurricane Irma

I’m sitting in a beautiful NE Fall day waiting for REV. 23 rehearsals to start. It’s hard to believe—almost surreal—that just south of us, Hurricane Irma has made landfall in Florida. Read More

Animation with Catriona Baker

Catriona Baker, Assistant Professor and Interim Chair of Animation at Lesley University, with her students, has created original animation for White Snake Project’s new opera, REV. 23. She, with two student teams, have developed both a thirty-second animation and two augmented reality animations. Read More