The School of Theatre at Florida State University
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
March 28 – April 6
The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, an adaption of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 1792 novel. Directed by Broadway alum and Tony-award nominee Michael Hayden, this tale of seduction, power, and revenge heats up the Lab Theatre March 28 – April 6.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses takes the audience to Paris, France during the late 1780’s where they become voyeurs of the intimate games of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont. Secret lovers, cynical schemes, and deliciously sinful encounters test the fine line between lust and love in this dark tale.
Hayden’s newly conceived production features an all-female cast, exploring the construction of gender roles and their representation in life and on the stage. At the head of the plotting and scheming are BA Theatre majors Stephanie Escorza and Cara Clough as Le Vicomte de Valmont and La Marquise de Merteuil,. BA Theatre Majors Olivia Crews as the young Cecile Volanges and Kariana Sanchez as Mme. De Tourvel become the victims of their wild games. Les Liaisons Dangereuses features gorgeous 18th century costumes by MFA designer Annie Ruprecht, scenic design by resident designer, Ariel Emmerson, and lighting design by Paul Anton.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985 and went on to two different Broadway productions, as well as a recent revival at the Roundabout Theatre Company featuring Laura Linney as Marquise de Merteuil. Choderlos de Laclos’s novel, on which the show was based, garnered commercial success as a modern movie adaptation, Cruel Intentions starring Ryan Phillippe and Sara Michelle Gellar. This production promises to be a thrilling witness to corruption, scandal, and the deadly power of love and lust.
Photo Credits: Woman standing: Cara Clough. Woman seated: Kariana Sanchez. Photographer: David Valdez
Don’t miss The School of Theatre’s production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses playing at the Lab Theatre at Florida State University March 28-April 6!
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Recommended age: 16+; Contains material that may be inappropriate for audiences under the age of 16.
Tickets for Les Liaisons Dangereuses are $10-20, plus applicable fees, and are subject to availability. For information on the purchase of tickets, discounts, and student tickets, please visit http://tickets.fsu.edu/General-Information. Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.fsu.edu, by phone at 850.644.6500, or at the Fine Arts Ticket Office located in the Fine Arts Building at 540 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306.
Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm.
The Lab Theatre is located on Copeland St. between St. Augustine and Lafayette Streets.