The Quick Center to broadcast Les Liaisons Dangereuses, featuring Dominic West.
Media Contact: Lori Jones, Ljones@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2975
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 19, 2016) — The National Theatre Live season continues at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2 & 7 p.m. with two screenings of the highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair).
Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $10 for non-Fairfield University students. For tickets, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the boards, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty-year anniversary.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night, but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
Now in its sixth season, NT Live delivers HD broadcasts of stage performances captured live at London’s National Theatre, as well as insider footage and interviews. As one of the preeminent theatres in England, the National Theatre offers an array of productions including the restaging of classic works and premieres of new plays. Join us at The Quick for a front-row seat to the London stage!
Pictured: Dominic West in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
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