Les Liaisons Dangereuses 2016 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

By Christopher Hampton, based on the novel by Choderlos de Laclos

french nobleman kissing lady's hand

“I promised her my eternal love, and I actually thought that for a couple of hours.”

In France before the revolution two aristocrats who were former lovers now compete with each other in games of seduction and revenge, meeting in private to boast about their talents and conquests. Their sexual targets are virtuous, but that does not concern the pair. After all, they are heartless competitors, or are they? This script combines the worst parts of life such as betrayal and manipulation to the happiest emotions of being in love. Contains adult situations and is intended for mature audiences.

February 26, 27 and March 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m.; February 28 and March 6 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults $18, seniors $16, students $11. Single tickets go on sale beginning September 14 through the Iowa State Center Ticket Office in Ames or any TicketMaster. Tickets are also available at the door in Fisher Theater prior to performances.

The Cast

La Marquise de Merteuil – Taylor Millar
Le Vicomte de Valmont – Michael Clinkscales
Mme de Volanges – Rosie Zbaracki
Cecile Volanges – Emily Zapotocny
La Presidente de Tourvel – Emily Linch
Emile – Mycailah Salvador
Azolan – Alexander Criswell
Le Chevalier Danceny – Andrew Kille Smith
Major-Domo – Brady Carnahan
Mme de Rosemonde – Rachel Henderson
Footmen – Michael Deichmann, T.J. Misseldine
Attendants – Alexxa Blair, Ashley M. Diaz

The KCACTF Irene Ryan nominees for Les Liaisons Dangereuses are Michael Clinkscales and Taylor Millar. Congratulations!

Creative Team

Director – Jane Cox
Scenic Designer – Rob Sunderman
Guest Costume Designer – Emily Ganfield
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Fight Choreographer – Jason Tipsword
Stage Manager – Lindsay Koehler
Assistant Stage Manager – Amanda Keesling
Wardrobe – Megan Lenane, Jamie Steyer
Stagehands – Nicholas Adams, Max Feinberg
Light Board – Nikolai Argue
Props Masters – Rebel Clodi, Maggie Curry, Lauren Dursky
Sound Board – Keegon Jackson
Photography – Nancy Thompson
Poster Design – Mary Bendgen
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Office Assistants – Adam Millsap, Alexis Reber
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Shop Foreman – Bryce Poellet
Shop Foreman and Charge Artist – Hannah Roberg
Props – Rebel Clodi, Maggie Curry, Lauren Dursky
Lights – Caleb Davidson, Seth Rickard, Kenneth Shibata
Scene Shop Assistants – Kevin Barron, Brady Carnahan, Christopher Culver, Vanessa Franklin, Taylor Millar, Hannah Rublaitus, Justin Tew
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Erin Connor, Allison Kirstukas, Kelsie Leathers, Sara Turke


Read about it in Inside Iowa State, the Ames Tribune and Iowa State Daily!

Poster by Mary Bendgen

Headshots, publicity photos, and production photos by Nancy Thompson