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‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ opens WKU Mainstage Season Sept. 27-Oct. 2

WKU’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens its Mainstage Season on Sept. 27 with the historical thriller Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

The play is based on the French novel by Choderlos de Laclos, which also served as the basis for the movie Dangerous Liaisons, and is recommended for mature audiences. This historical drama with a sharply modern edge will feature sumptuous period costumes designed by Associate Professor E. Shura Pollatsek.

Show times are 8 p.m. Sept. 27-Sept. 29 and Oct. 1-2 with a matinee at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Russell Miller Theatre at WKU’s Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students. Advance tickets are available at wku.showare.com or by calling the box office at (270) 745-3121.

The play, directed by Assistant Professor Dr. Michelle Dvoskin, features complex characters and many students were eager to audition.

Cast members for WKU’s production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” include Amber Turner (left), a senior from Park City, and Chris Callahan, a senior from Franklin, Tenn. (Photo by Andrew Duff)

“How often, as a young actress, do you get to play a strong, powerful, woman that is so deliciously and unapologetically ruthless?” said Amber Turner, a senior from Park City who portrays Marquise de Merteuiland.

Other cast members agreed with the striking nature of the play’s opportunities.  “The characters are fascinating and the dialogue is intense,” said McCall Logan, a senior from London. “I can’t resist a play that completely transports you to a different place.”

About Theatre and Dance: More than 15,000 people were entertained by the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance last year. The department’s offerings include four Mainstage productions, two Mainstage dance concerts, two student-choreographed dance concerts, a Children’s Theatre Series, a Studio Series of student-directed works, a Before Broadway Series featuring a staged reading of a new musical, and a Next Stage Series of showcases and works in progress. More information about the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance can be found online at www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance or by calling the department at (270) 745-5845.

Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560 or julie.pride@wku.edu

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