liaisonsLes Liaisons Dangereuses

by Christopher Hampton
from the novel by Choderlos de Laclos
November 2-11
Directed by Maureen Lukie
Produced by Drew Sullivan

by permission of Samuel French (Canada) Ltd.

Mme de Merteuil and Viscomte de Valmont are aristocrats, living in 18th century France. They are also former lovers locked in a battle of wills, with sex as their greatest weapon. Valmont is determined to seduce the most virtuous woman in France. Mme de Merteuil promises to renew their old affair if he can bring her proof that he has done so. Their games destroy the lives of those they touch, but for both of them there is also a price to be paid.

Cast: Victoria Curran, Christopher Irving, Kathryn Morgan, Gillian Street, Emily Sanford, Laura Braslins, Michael Guerrero, Paula Wilkie, Stephen Flett, Bill Thanis, Amy Henry, and Sofia Dungan

dressDon’t Dress for Dinner

By Marc Camoletti
adapted by Robin Hawdon
February 1-10
Directed by Derek Dorey
Produced by Maureen Lukie

by permission of Samuel French (Canada) Ltd.

Bernard is planning a weekend with his chic Parisian mistress, Suzette. He has arranged for a cordon-bleu chef, Suzanne, to prepare some gourmet delights, is packing his wife Jacqueline off to her mother’s, and has even invited his best friend Robert to provide the alibi. What could possibly go wrong? Suppose Robert turns up not knowing why he has been invited? Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers? What happens if the chef is mistaken for the mistress, and the mistress is unable to cook? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Robert and Bernard improvise at breakneck speed.

Cast: Clive Lacey, Jackie Mahon, John Palmieri, Kat Lai, Jade Woo, and David August

doverThe Dover Road

by A. A. Milne
April 12-21
Directed by Jeff Burke
Produced by Maureen Lukie

by permission of Samuel French (Canada) Ltd.

From the author of Winnie the Pooh comes this whimsical comedy for adults. The year is 1922. Somewhere on the Dover Road, which illicit couples take to elope to France, there is an extraordinary house whose mysterious host often welcomes (intercepts?) couples upon their way. On this night, he detains a middle-aged man and his young mistress. Already in the house are another couple – a woman and her young lover – who have been there a week. As the men fall prey to “inconvenient” illnesses, both couples are given time to figure out what they are getting themselves into… and how to get themselves out!

Cast: Stephen Flett, Brian Ablett, Liam Doherty, Amanda Skinner, Daina Hodgson, and Kim Harrington

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