Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Reduxtion Theatre

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Revenge, scandal, erotic intrigue, and beautiful Marie Antoinette-style period costumes await you in Reduxion Theatre’s production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons). In this Performing Arts Q&A, director, Erin Woods, talks about the play based on the 1782 novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

What five words would you use to describe Les Liaisons Dangereuses?
Scandalous. Intriguing. Seductive. Thrilling. Daring.

Now, using more than five words, what’s it about?​
Sexual intrigue and daring sword-fights, this 18th century novel turned heads with its scandalous expose of upper crust debauchery. Join us this Valentine’s season for a special night of sinfully naughty fun! The play, a sexy drama, is adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The plot focuses on the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. Beautiful period costumes, sexy intrigue…need we say more?

What are some unique aspects for your version?
Our approach was to discover ourselves in the script. The actors have made these characters their own. I really love our set: very surreal and representative.

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What was the biggest challenge with this production?​
The story has stood the test of time, but we needed to represent the different locations in our intimate space with a limited set.

What scenes or moments stand out to you that make the play worth showing to people?
[pullquote-right]”There is an exciting sword fight, daring love scenes, beautiful costumes! What more do you want from a costume drama?”[/pullquote-right]I love many of the scenes. There is an exciting sword fight, daring love scenes, beautiful costumes! What more do you want from a costume drama?

Besides seeing a play at Reduxion, what recommendations do you have for couples for a date night in Oklahoma?
There are many restaurants near Reduxion in Automobile Alley. I would also recommend a romantic cocktail hour at Peloton Wine Bar, just South of RTC on Broadway Avenue.

Why should one see it?​
It’s everything you want; sex, intrigue, sword fights….not a love story, but a sex story for sure!!

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Why would one not want to see it?
I would not recommend the show to families or children. Leave the kiddos at home this Valentines! This play is rated ‘R’ for violence, sexual situations and nudity.

Anything else you want people to know?
Order tickets at reduxiontheatre.com


Show Dates & Times
8pm Shows
February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28
2pm Shows
February 15 & 22

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com

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