By Hampton, Christopher

1989., Actor’s Theatre of Louisville



“…Last night, ‘La Liasons Dangereuses’ opened in the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville – and what an opening it was. (…) Director Laszlo Marton serves up a presentation that is so completely fascinating that we are almost oblivious of the longish 2 ½ -hour length. … The new year may be the biggest one yet for the long dead author. It will certainly send many scurrying for the 18-century potboiling novel that Marie Antoinette is reputed to have hidden in her bedchambers.

The New Albany Tribune, 1989. Dale Sandusky

“…Laszlo Marton is the director.”

The Courier Journal, 8 January,1989. William Mootz

“…Betrayal and cruelty, seduction and the coldest manipulation of human emotions lie at the heart of elaborate rituals these two people perform in Hampton’s chilling drama based on Choderlos de Laclos’ 18th century novel of the same name. As presented last night by Actors Theatre of Louisville under the subtly searching direction of Laszlo Marton, it is the most literary, the most challenging and quite often the most resonantly acted production of the company’s recent history. … Marton has devised a production that moves with grace. He is blessed with a skillful cast, most ATL newcomers, and he inspires from them a griping, witty ensemble performance.”

The Courier Journal, 12 January,1989. William Mootz

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