- Only flirt with those you intend to refuse.
- A poor choice is less dangerous than an obvious choice.
- Never write letters.
- Always be sure they think they’re the only one.
- Win or die.
So are the Libertine Commandments recounted by the aristocratic temptress Marquise de Merteuil for her cohort in conspiracy the Vicomte de Valmont. Her credos just scratch the surface of the perverse dance in which the two engage in Christopher Hampton’s 1985 play,
Love is something you use, not something you fall into. Though should you choose to use your love of theatre to fall into one of the 68 seats inside The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre between now and the 19th of June you may just fall in love with what’s on the stage. Swordplay— of two distinctive varieties, once of which includes actual rapiers— scandal, sin; all of these delicious morsels are yours for the taking if you dare the three-hour theatrical endeavor that is Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
It’s magic in the making over at Reston Community Players as they teach the world new ways to dream with their production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. With Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton based on the film by Billy Wilder, the tragic story of Norma Desmond is played out in vivid vibrant life with a score by one of Broadway’s longest running composers. There is intrigue,
Are we ever interested in anything but ourselves? If one can be interested in something other than ones’ self for just a moment, take interest in the Silver Spring Stage production of Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage. Translated by Christopher Hampton and Directed by Adam R. Adkins, this viscerally biting comedy displays the inner child in four seemingly sophisticated adults. As their children come to blows on the playground and how to handle the situation is discussed,