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Dangerous Liaisons

October 21–November 20, 2016
Dangerous Liaisons

Chris Bennion

Set in pre-revolutionary France, at a moment in history when a decadent upper class was warping an entire country’s moral compass, Dangerous Liaisons’ erotic dance of revenge is set in a fascinating era that caught the imagination of a 19-year-old Christopher Hampton, who read and reread Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ singular epistolary novel. After decades of study, Christopher adapted this story in 1985 during the era of Reagan and Thatcher; a time when a kind of “institutionalized selfishness” was taking root.