October, 1, 2011
The Flagler College Theatre Arts Department kicks off its fall season on Oct. 21 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 also 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.
"Les Liaisons Dangereuses" will be performed Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. General admission tickets go on sale Oct. 17 for $15, cash or check only. This production is for mature audiences only and is not suitable for younger audiences. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, noon - 5 p.m.
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.