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Venus in Fur by David Ives

9 - 24 March
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 24 March, 2018

One event on 18 February, 2018 at 2:00pm

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until 18 March, 2018

Lightning Jar Theatre present

Venus in Fur

9 – 24 March 2018

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9 – 24 March 2018
remaining performances have SOLD OUT
Friday 9 – Sunday 11 March
opening night: Tuesday 13 March
duration: 95 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 6pm
Sunday 18 March 2pm & 6pm
ticket price: $30 – $40
03 9662 9966

warnings: contains adult language,
adult themes, the use of haze & strobe lighting

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


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Cast: Darcy Kent and Tilly Legge

Director: Kirsten von Bibra

Producer: Lightning Jar Theatre

Sound Designer: Linton Wilkinson

Composer: Claire Healy

Lightning Designer: Megz Evans

Set & Costume Design: Dann Barber

Dialect Coach: Jean Goodwin

Stage Manager: Jackie Mates

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30,
Concession: $35,
Group 6+: $32


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