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.
What scenes or moments stand out to you that make the play worth showing to people?
“There is an exciting sword fight, daring love scenes, beautiful costumes! What more do you want from a costume drama?”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!!
Anything else you want people to know?
Order tickets at reduxiontheatre.com
Show Dates & Times
February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28
February 15 & 22