Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Performed in French with English supertitles.
John Malkovich directs his modern interpretation of this famous story, based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’s 1782 novel that centers around the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, a pair of restless and seemingly amoral aristocrats who form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game—one they play with wit and style, and diabolically well. This updated script by Christopher Hampton deftly translates the original source material into the world of today—among other details, love letters become text messages and emails—making the seductive power of this perverse conflict irresistibly new.
Director: John Malkovich
Playwright: Christopher Hampton
Set design: Pierre-François Limbosch
Costume, hair, and makeup: Mina Ly
Lighting: Christophe Grelié
Music: Nicolas Errèra
Sophie Barjac (Madame de Rosemonde), Agathe Le Bourdonnec (Cécile de Volanges), Jina Djemba (Madame de Tourvel), Lazare Herson-Macarel (Azolan), Mabô Kouyaté (Chevalier Danceny), Yannik Landrein (Vicomte de Valmont), Pauline Moulène (Madame de Volanges), Julie Moulier (Marquise de Merteuil) and Lola Naymark (Emilie)
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