The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the 4th play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. The RBFS will present these broadcasts “as live” at a later date than the original transmission.
In 1782, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”, 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 won the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. This revival from the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London 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 anticipated.
Josie Rourke directs this irresistible tale of seduction, with a cast including Elaine Cassidy (“The Paradise”), Janet McTeer (“The Honourable Woman”) and Dominic West (“The Wire”). One of the hottest tickets in London, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” features a sumptuous 17th Century French period setting. It is a feast for the eyes with elaborate, beautifully detailed costumes and wigs and sparkling chandeliers. The “Observer” says, “One of the best stage adaptations ever written” and “Evening Standard” proclaims this production to be “Theatre at its most seductive.”
(Runtime: 2 hr., 45 min., including an intermission).
Screenings will be on Monday, June 20th at 1:00 pm and Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Admission for National Theatre Live is $18 for RBFS members and $20 general admission. Online reservations (www.rehobothfilm.com) are encouraged and may be made with MasterCard or VISA.