Luther College presents “La Dispute,” a theatre performance inspired by Pierre de Marivaux and adapted by Bobby Vrtis, Luther assistant professor of theatre and Luther students. 

The performances, held in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus, are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 12-13; 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 14; and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

Inspired by Pierre de Marivaux’s prose comedy originally written in 1744, Luther’s adaption of “La Dispute” explores the nature of love, betrayal, passion and seduction in a unique social experiment. Eight young adults, isolated from the world, are paired together in attempt to discover if it is possible to create a perfect love with no risks or doubts. 

Tickets for the performances are $12 for adults, $5 for children five and under, and can be purchased at Luther’s ticket website,, by calling the Ticket Office at 563-387-1357 or by visiting the Luther Ticket Office, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-3 p.m.; and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.