By Christopher Hampton. Directed by George Contini.
April 8-April 19, 2009.
Made famous by the film starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer, this play, set in eighteenth-century France, examines the mask of artifice covering the battle between the sexes. It exposes the use of sex for power—and the dangerous point when sex unexpectedly journeys past lust to love.
Photo credit: John Kundert-Gibbs