Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)
Aug 8 - 24 , 2013 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square
A modern exploration of decadent sexuality, morals and manipulations played out as the ultimate game of lust and revenge. A web filled with deceit, lies and sexual manipulation. Glenn T. Griffin’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses brings to Charlotte an unforgettable evening of theatre in a complete reinvention of the French classic adapted to the stage by Christopher Hampton.
Recognized worldwide for the award winning film adaptation starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons has been a success worldwide with stage productions from Broadway to the West End winning multiple awards including the Tony Award and Olivier.
"A compelling evening of malicious wit" — NY Times
Merteuil and Valmont are rivals and lovers who enjoy using sex as a weapon and a game to humiliate and destroy. Bored, they form an alliance to use seduction as a game against two guiltless victims: the married and virtuous Tourvel, and the innocent school girl, Cecile. Before the summer is over a game will be played with wit and style, but the rules begin to change, and even the winner will suffer. Glenn T. Griffin’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a unique theatrical experience with a shockingly creative staging, all star cast, and technical elements that make this show one of the most anticipated of the season.
For mature audiences only.
Directed and conceived by Glenn T. Griffin
Student and Senior discounts available
For mature audiences only.
This event has already occured.
Parking and Directions
A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.
*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.
Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*
When You Exit
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)
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The August 10th performance at 8:00pm will be audio described.
Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.
- Infrared listening system for people with hearing impairments
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Wheelchair seating
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.
Entry and exit assistance
For performances at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the Tryon Street entrance or in the 7th Street drop-off area.
SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.
Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, simply ask any usher for assistance.
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.
SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
Certain performances at Spirit Square will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.
Assistive Learning Devices
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances at Spirit Square. In McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.