Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Flagler

Thanks to Brian Thompson for informing Historic City News about the fall season kickoff by the Flagler College Theatre Arts Department with a six-show production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” by Christopher Hampton; presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

This dramatic adaptation of the 1782 novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, features a tale of seduction set in aristocratic pre-revolution France. A classic drama, the play explores decadent sexuality, morality and manipulation.

In addition to the community performances, Flagler’s production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” will also be entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a prestigious competition for college and university theater programs around the country.

Two actors will be selected to compete for the renowned Irene Ryan Acting Award. Last year, the Flagler Theatre Arts Department participated in the Kennedy Center competition with both “Antigone” and “Agnes of God,” and five Flagler students were selected to compete for the Irene Ryan.

This production is for mature audiences only and is not suitable for younger audiences. “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” will be performed October 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and October 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, noon – 5 p.m.

General admission tickets go on sale October 17 for $15, cash or check only.

In November, the Flagler College theatre arts department will present “Endgame” by Samuel Beckett, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French. For information on either play, call the theatre events line, 904-826-8600, or Andrea McCook, 904-819-6401. Also, visit www.flagler.edu/theatre.

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