By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Hana S. Sharif
From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos
Nov 26–Dec 23
Playing in the Pearlstone Theater
A SCANDALOUS TALE OF LOVE AND BETRAYAL
Two French aristocrats, Marquise de Merteuil and her ex-lover, the Vicomte de Valmont, challenge each other to seduce unsuspecting innocents in this story of revenge, debauchery, and hidden motives. Set just before the French Revolution, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) is a glimpse into the lives of beautiful people poised to denigrate and control everyone around them, including each other. But when one of them actually falls in love, the real betrayals unfold.
Content Advisory: This tale of revenge and betrayal focuses strongly on sex, sexual themes, and adult situations throughout. This production includes simulated sexual violence and nudity. View all Parental Guidelines.
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Approximate running time is 2 hour and 40 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
“What shocks even now is the sight of two French aristocrats using sex as an instrument of revenge.”—The Guardian
Les Liaisons Dangereuses will be held in our Calvert St. building, which is still under construction through Dec 2016. Please note there will be no food or drink service, no lobby, and limited Box Office services.