La Claque

by Peter Gray

You'll Cull Your Command from La Claque...

By 1830, an insidious staple of the Parisian arts scene was the claque, a coterie of audience plants who, for an appropriate fee, would provide applause, cheers, tears, etc as appropriate. La Claque, an original musical, follows a ragamuffin claque of misfits and orphans, and primarily young Solange, the most talented pleureuse (a claquer who specializes in crying). Coming of age in the hub of Parisian arts and culture, Solange is sophisticated and articulate but utterly ignorant of the world outside. This changes one day when she stumbles onto the funeral of a stranger. Here, in this new environment of genuine tears and genuine tragedy, Solange’s false tears provide genuine comfort, and she begins to unearth the depths of her own emotions. Now, she must find her place between these two worlds: the claque she has always called home and a darker world beyond, erupting in political rebellion and its bloody aftermath.

A one-time-only reading of the book and lyrics of La Claque will occur at 10 AM on December 3rd as process for Peter Gray's Theater Studies Senior Project
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December 3 at 10:00am
@ 220 York Ballroom
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
SolangeErin Krebs
PascaleJordan Harris
EspritTarek Ziad
Dmitri Simon Schaitkin
Antoine Nolan Phillips
NatashaMia Fowler
SonyaDelilah Napier
HenriCarlos Guanche
Thérèse Vanessa Copeland
JulesLogan Rivers
Jacques Jacob Yoder-Schrock
Ensemble/Stage DirectionsCamille Umoff
Production Staff
WriterPeter Gray
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