Dangerous Liaisons

Christopher Hampton's Dangerous Liaisons is aptly titled. Being performed by Big Head Productions, Liaisons is the story of two French nobles, the Marquise de Merteuil (Lisa Wartenberg) and the Vicomte de Valmont (Tom Stell), who use love, sex and desire as well-aimed weapons. Director Ron Jones is emphasizing the show's humor, actor Tom Stell tells us. ''It's a romp,'' he says, ''but it's a romp with a message, a sort of cautionary tale.'' Bored with their own much-too-comfortable lives, the Marquise and Vicomte set about meddling in the lives of those around them. Stell says his character, while somewhat less than honorable, isn't malicious. ''Well, at least he doesn’t think he is.''

8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and September 23. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak. For information, call 832-889-7837 or visit obsidianartspace.org. $20.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 12. Continues through Sept. 28, 2013

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