Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Laura Linney in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

2nd\NE Quadrant The Approval Matrix

Laura Linney and Ben Daniels in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." -- Sara Krulwich/The New York Times


In this Tony Award-nominated play, the cunning and confident La Marquise de Merteuil (Laura Linney) challenges her friend and rival Le Vicomte de Valmont (Ben Daniels) to a grand game of seduction. After several false moves and unexpected turns, their cruel competition escalates into a vicious battle to the last lover standing. Laced with passion, betrayal and spectacular revenge, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES is a thrilling dark comedy and a revealing portrait of pre-war French aristocracy at its most disillusioned and indulgent. -- Dangerous on Broadway

The New York Times says that the "... uncomfortably cast.. Ms. Linney, [is] a wonderful actress who has been shoehorned into a part out of her natural range and is perceptibly pinched."

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