Reduxion Theatre Company's Fifth Anniversary ‘Revolution' Season
Where: The Broadway Theater, 1613 N Broadway Ave.
Information: 651-3191 or www.reduxiontheatre.com.
‘Night of Grand Guignol'
Performances: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27, plus a special midnight performance Oct. 27.
Directed by Timothy Berg. “Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol” (“The Theater of the Big Puppet”), named for Parisian theater that produced live naturalistic horror shows in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Guignol horror scripts are short, with several meant to be performed in one night. Gory special effects, violence and sexy and titillating antics are to be expected.
The Friday night shows are different from the Saturday shows, most of which will include special appearances by OKC Improv. Not recommended for patrons 17 and younger.
‘Richard III' by William Shakespeare
Performances: Nov. 9-25.
Directed by Tyler Woods. Shakespeare's famous history play of the infamous and bloody villain king will be set in the cabaret world of the Weimar Republic.
Starring guest artist, professional actor and Oklahoma native Rex Daugherty in the title role, this risque production will feature live music, dance and lots of audience interaction. Not recommended for patrons 14 and younger.
‘Love's Labour's Lost' by William Shakespeare
Performances: Feb. 8-March 2.
Directed by Erin Woods. Reduxion sets Shakespeare's vibrant comedy of love and loss in 1953 Spain, incorporating period music, absurdist comedy and the romance of midcentury European royalty.
The run will include a Valentine's celebration. A spring Metropolitan Library System tour will follow the main-stage run.
‘The History of Tom Jones'
Performances: May 3-25.
Directed by Tyler Woods. Based on Henry Fielding's landmark 1749 novel, Tom Jones is a swashbuckling tale of a young man, kindhearted and honest, who has a lust for life and an eye for the ladies.
Part romantic comedy, part social commentary and all action adventure, this vigorous and bawdy story is not recommended for patrons 17 and younger.
‘Classics for Kids'
Reduxion will continue its commitment to accessibility to the classics for children with educational programming this season including touring productions for audiences 6-12 years old, featuring Reduxion's original character Professor Spillsby.
The lineup includes student matinee performances of “Love's Labour's Lost,” guest artist master-classes, private coaching, tutoring and “Classics Camp,” a two-week theater day camp for teens coming summer 2013.