George Edward Gore
She danced. She loved. And she danced with love.
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AURORE: Une grande beauté. Daughter of the “Diva of Dance”, the legendary CAMILLA MONTAVANI. AURORE studied at the Academie Nationale de Danse Etoile but is now a stripper at Le Paris Paradis. Possessed of purity and innocence, through her dancing she escapes the sordid world of Paris Paradis.
PAUL MARTIN: Bankrupt entrepreneur in love with AURORE. Principled and romantic PAUL studied in California and is a rebel against the world of privilege in France. PAUL is having his property foreclosed by the Bureau of Les Huissiers (Sheriff’s Office)
HERVÉ THIBODEAUX:Sheriff (Huissier ) assigned to collect on PAUL’S debts. Father of AURORE and married to CAMILLA. Simple man with a heart, HERVÉ does his best to exercise his duties as debt collector. His passion is his collection of locks.
XAVIER TEDESCEU:Egotistical and unscrupulous womanizer - author of a blackmail plot to bend HERVÉ and AURORE to his will and release PAUL from his debts.
RÉGINE: Proprietress of PARIS PARADIS. Creator of the most exotic acts in Paris and a river to her beautiful swans – dancers at PARIS PARADIS.
MAN of The MASK: A presence among the crowds at PARIS PARADIS who AURORE feels is always there and slides letters under her door at the Club.
CONSTANTIN ALEXANDROVICH:The “Lord of the Underground”. Bankrupt Russian émigré of
noble family forced to take refuge from his creditors in the catacombs.
TAUPO: “THE NOSE”: Through his exceptional sense of smell no one knows the catacombs like TAUPO. TAUPO worked in the French perfume industry and is CONSTANTIN’s assistant.
GASTON De La ROCHEFOUCAULD: (GDLR) Director of the Bureau des Huissiers. A member of the elite circles of power and influence in France.
CLEMENCE De La ROCHEFOUCAULD: Flirtatious, melodramatic and over-weight wife of GASTON who lives with memories of her many past amours.
DÉSIRÉE/TINA:Every man’s sexual fantasy. Works at the Bureau of Les Huissiers and is having a torrid affair with the accountant BROWN.
JOHN H. BROWN III: Head of Accounting. BROWN is trying to bring American standards of efficiency to the Bureau. Married man having an affair with DÉSIRÉE.
(NOT APPEARING ON STAGE)
CAMILLA MONTAVANI:(maiden/stage name): The “DIVA of DANCE” glamorous, elegant and domineering. Now deceased wife of HERVÉ and mother of AURORE.
BENEDETTO: Priest in Venice and La CAMILLA’s lover.
LADY OF THE LAKE:A phantom like figure who dances in the catacombs.
LANCE: Technology visionary and “king of the surf ”. PAUL’s unstable business partner.
JACQUELINE MARTIN:Artist and PAUL’s ex-wife who he still idolizes.