The Prologue is the opening, spoken word verse of the show. It first appeared in the Alley Theatre Premiere but was removed for the 1997 Original Broadway Cast album, replaced with an instrumental piece. Much of the dialogue was used in Jekyll's Plea.
In each of us there are two natures.
If this primitive duality of man - good and evil - can be housed in separate identities,
life will be relieved of all that is unbearable.
It is the curse of mankind...that these polar twins should be constantly struggling....