A witty, unsettling look at the art of acting—onstage and off.
David Ives’ Venus in Fur brings a whole new meaning to “getting” the role. 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 Fur. 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.
at the Hoffner Lodge
4120 Hamilton Ave.
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students
Tickets can be ordered in advance online or by calling 1.800.428.7311
Tickets may also be available at the door the night of the performance, but reservations are encouraged.