Venus in Fur by David Ives
9 March, 2018 - 24 March, 2018
Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Furs. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas’ interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.
Directed by Green Room Award winner Kirsten von Bibra and starring Darcy Kent and Lightning Jar’s Tilly Legge, Venus in Fur by David Ives is a whip-smart exploration of sexual politics, gender and power through the lens of sadomasochism.
“Provides a seriously smart and very funny stage seminar on the destabilizing nature of sexual desire… The excitement in watching “Venus in Fur” is in not knowing exactly what the emotional and sexual stakes really are.” – NY Times
Cast – Darcy Kent and Tilly Legge
Director – Kirsten von Bibra
Producer – Lightning Jar Theatre
Group 6+: $32
Early Bird Discount: $32, limited availability for performances 14 – 18 March
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