Opasnye Svyazi (“Dangerous Liaisons”)
The play “Opasniy, Opasniy, Ochen Opasniy” (“Dangerous, Dangerous, Very Dangerous”) is a tragicomedy based on Shoderlos de Laclos’ courtesy novel “Dangerous Liaisons”.
The original staging of the play belongs to the Sergey Vinogradov. It is a rather fruity performance full of music, dances and colorful costumes. All the spicy scenes are performed with humor and with no vulgarity. The director used the boxing ring as a stage setting, showing the flame of desire. The actors are competing with each other in the art of love.
For many years the play had a great success on the national stage.
The heroes of the novel Le Vicomte de Valmont and a lionne Marquise de Merteuil are up to a sophisticated love affair willing to revenge their rivals. Sly Valmont is determined to corrupt the young lady Cecile de Volanges and at the same seduce Madame de Turvel. Meanwhile Marquise takes a naïve Chevalier Danceny (Cecile’s admirer) as a lover.