Les Liaisons Dangereuses 

By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Hana S. Sharif
From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos
Nov 26–Dec 23
Playing in the Pearlstone Theater

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. 

Related Events

Previews: Nov 26–Dec 1
Audience members get a sneak peek at the final rehearsals of the play for a discounted ticket price.
Opening Night: Fri, Dec 2
Guests and ticket-buyers are invited to special Opening Night activities and an after-party with heavy hors d'oeuvres by sponsor Classic Catering and beer from sponsor Union Brewery.
Meet the Actors: Fri, Dec 16
We provide a casual atmosphere to chat with the cast after the show. Ask them your questions and get some autographs!   
AfterThoughts Discussions: Sun, Dec 11 (2 pm); Thu, Dec 15 (7 pm); Sun, Dec 18 (2 pm)
These performances include post-show discussions featuring Center Stage dramaturgy and artistic staff, and visiting experts.
Open Captioning: Sun, Dec 18 (2 pm)  
Our system provides the text of the play on a screen, as well as descriptions of any sound effects, so that people can read along with the action that is happening on stage.
Audio Described: Sun, Dec 18 (2, 7 pm)
Volunteer audio describers provide an objective description of the non-verbal action on stage.


    This production is made possible by:              


Aaron Bartz*

Ricardo S. Blagrove

James Bartlett Carpenter

Paul Deo, Jr.*
Le Chevalier Danceny

Suzzanne Douglas*
La Marquise de Merteuil

Noelle Franco*
Cécile Volanges

Brent Harris*
Le Vicomte de Valmont

Jeff Keogh

Brett Messiora

Chloe Mikala

Carine Montbertrand*
Madame de Volanges

Elizabeth Shepherd*
Madame de Rosemonde

Georgia Warner*

Gillian Williams*
La Présidente de Tourvel


Artistic Team

Hana S. Sharif

Michael Carnahan
Scenic Designer

Fabio Toblini
Costume Designer

Matthew Richards
Lighting Designer

Nathan A. Roberts
Original Music & Sound Design

Charles Coes
Original Music & Sound Design

Rick Sordelet
Fight Director

Leigh Wilson Smiley
Vioce & Speech Coach

Tom Watson
Wig and Hair Designer

Tommy Kurzman
Assistant Wig and Hair Designer

Gavin Witt

Brandon Rashad Butts
Assistant Director

Pat McCorkle, McCorkle Casting Ltd.

Megan Smith*
Stage Manager

Jeremy Phillips*
Assistant Stage Manager

*Member of Actors' Equity Association


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