"Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
A play by Christopher Hampton
From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos
Directed by Craig Joseph
Sex, intrigue, betrayal, and revenge!
Weathervane Playhouse brings Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) to the stage.
AKRON- in Choderlos de Laclos’ Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons), two lovers conspire to ruin the reputation of a young innocent. As their games of seduction become more intricate, the stakes become higher than either could imagine.
In 1782, Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue, and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. Now Weathervane brings this tale of seduction and decadent morality amongst the wealthy aristocrats of pre-revolution...ary France to the Founders Theater from May 3-20. Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 — $22 and can be ordered by calling the box office at 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com.
On Thursday, May 10 Weathervane is hosting a “Parents Night.” Parents can enjoy a night out to see the show and the kids will get to take a theatre class! Children ages 3-12 will enjoy different theatre games and activities with our professional Weathervane Instructors. Kids will check-in at 7:00 p.m. and check-out right after bows! One child is $10.00 and two is $15.00. Purchase your tickets for the show through our Box Office prior to registering your child.
Director Craig Joseph says of the production, “I think the play is about how terrifying it is to love and be loved. How unsettling it can be. How it undoes us. And how we respond to that undoing – fighting against it or allowing ourselves to be remade into something new for the beloved. Although we initially revel, as audience members, in the naughty behavior, the story carries some pretty clear warnings and consequences for wickedness and folly.”
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Les Liaisons Dangereuses contains adult themes and is therefore not suitable for young children. Les Liaisons Dangereuses is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
La Marquise de Merteuil
Madame de Volanges
Le Vicomte de Valmont
CODY KILPATRICK STEELE
Madame de Rosemonde
La Presidente de Tourvel
Le Chevalier Danceny
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Lighting Designer/Master Electrician
JASEN J. SMITH
RICHARD MORRIS, Jr.
Assistant Technical Director
Weathervane Playhouse’s 2017-2018 Season Support Provided by:
Aimee Lambes Photography
Akron Community Foundation
The Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau
Beatrice K. McDowell Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation
The Big Love Network
Clear Gold Audio and Lighting
Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust
Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts & Sciences
The Fairlawn Chamber of Commerce
The Gay Community Endowment Fund
Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust (KeyBank, Trustee)
The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation
Kohmann Bosshard Financial Services, LLC
Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond Magazine
Ohio Arts Council
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
The O’Neill Foundation
The Ritchie Memorial Foundation
Siebert Keck Insurance
The Smith Memorial Foundation
Roush Memorial Fund of the Akron Community Foundation
The Weathervane Playhouse Volunteer Guild
The Estate of Vaughn Austin
Visit Mickey Vacations
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