Baltimore Center Stage: Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
November 26–December 23
  • By Christopher Hampton
  • Directed by Hana S. Sharif
  • From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos

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.

 

This tale of revenge and betrayal focuses strongly on sex, sexual themes, and adult situations throughout. This production includes simulated sexual violence and nudity.

“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 our sneak peek back into the building. The Pearlstone Theater will be the only space open to the public until our 2017 grand opening.

Approximate runtime is 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission.

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Jeff Keogh, Chloe Mikala, Brett Messiora, Ricardo S. Blagrove

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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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Robyn Murphy at 410.986.4016 or rmurphy@centerstage.org.


 

Reviews
“[Suzzanne Douglas and Brent Harris] give standout performances, while dynamic production choices create an air of danger without sacrificing any allure.”— Baltimore City Paper
"Center Stage effectively balances the light and dark elements of the piece. And the richly outfitted cast (Fabio Toblini designed the costumes) glides through Michael Carnahan's elegant, flexible set.”— The Baltimore Sun
“THOUGHT PROVOKING AND ENTERTAINING. [Director] Hana S. Sharif… brought out the very best in this supremely talented and beautiful cast—a perfect mix of seasoned professionals and bright, new talent. While the actors captivate the audience the moment they step on the stage, the artistic team has outdone themselves.”— Maryland Theatre Guide
“Suzzanne Douglas as Merteuil is an elegant, voracious vision in jewel-toned couture. Handsome, strong, seductive, and as physically impressive out of his finery as he is in it, Harris changes characters and covers his tracks with chameleon-like speed and expertise.” — TheatreBloom
“An immersive experience… [Suzzanne Douglas] is a powerful force on the stage.” — DC Metro Theater Arts
"Just what you need, served up with class and spirit.” — Broadwayworld.com
“The best thing happening in December.”— Art and Review Quarterly
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️— DC Metro Theater Arts
In the News
12.14.16
Baltimore City Paper's Review of Center Stage's 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'
12.09.16
BroadwayWorld.com—'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' at Center Stage Inaugurates the 2016-17 Season
12.09.16
The Baltimore Sun—Center Stage offers handsome production of 'Liaisons'
12.09.16
MD Theatre Guide—‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ at Center Stage
12.12.16
DC Theatre Scene—'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' at Center Stage (review)