Eldred Theater opens 2011-12 drama series with “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University opens the 2011-12 drama series with Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton. Performances are Oct. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees on Oct. 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m. Eldred Theater is located on the Case Quad behind Millis Science Center.

Hampton’s adaptation of Pierre Cholderlos de Laclos’s epistolary novel is an exploration of the pleasures and perils of hedonism. Set amidst the lives of two 18th century French aristocrats and rife with sensuality and intrigue, Les Liaisons is a warning of the dangers of too much pleasure. The production is directed by Jerrold Scott.

General admission is $10, with discounted prices of $7 for adults over 60 and CWRU personnel, and $5 for students. For ticket reservations or information, call the box office for the Department of Theater and Dance at 216.368.6262.

For more information on the season, visit theater.case.edu/season.