Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil (The Visit) will join Tony Award winners Janet McTeer (Mary Stuart) and Liev Schreiber (A View From the Bridge) in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton. Donmar's artistic director Josie Rourke helms the production, which is set to run from October 8-January 22, with an opening night on October 30 at the Booth Theatre.
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos' novel of sex, intrigue, and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. Two hundred years later, in 1985, Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation became an award-winning sensation in London's West End and on Broadway, followed by the Academy Award-winning film Dangerous Liaisons, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The play is described as follows: "Former lovers, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont compete in games of seduction and revenge...Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the convent-educated Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has other designs. His target is the peerlessly virtuous and happily married Madame de Tourvel."
Mary Beth Peil will play Madame de Rosemonde opposite Janet McTeer as La Marquise de Merteuil and Liev Schreiber as Le Vicomte de Valmont.
The creative team includes Tom Scutt (set and costume design), Mark Henderson (lighting design), Carolyn Downing (sound design), Michael Bruce (original music), Richard Ryan (fight director), and Arthur Pita (movement director).
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