Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Presented by National Theatre Live, CityRep and OCCC
National Theatre Live! presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) have partnered with National Theatre Live (NTL) to present theatre productions to audiences in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. NTL is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the United Kingdom and around the world. Next in the lineup is “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The Honourable Woman) and Dominic West (The Wire).
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
All NTL events at OCCC are encore presentations pre-recorded in high-definition. The remainder of the 2016-2017 NTL lineup includes:
“Hangmen,” April 23, 2017
“The Deep Blue Sea,” May 14, 2017
“Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: A Contemporary Evening,” May 7, 2017
Each showing begins at 6 p.m. in the college’s VPAC Theater. Adult tickets are now available online for $15 at tickets.occc.edu. Children and student tickets are available at the door for $5. For tickets or information visit tickets.occc.edu or call 405-682-7579.
OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.