Venus in Fur, by David Ives, relates the story of Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, who is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic novel 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.
“We are very excited at GLM to bring the incredible Venus in Fur by David Ives to Reno audiences,” relates Atack. “As a director this is the kind of play you want to work on and I can't say enough about how truly brilliant the writing is or how amazing the characters that inhabit it are.”
“Vanda’s a dream to play,” states James. “She confident, crass, smart, witty, seductive and highly underestimated. She’s a total blast and I’m loving the whole process.”
Venus in Fur fits beautifully in with our theme of “We Tell Stories Here”. Brilliant, sexy and thought provoking Venus in Fur delves fearlessly into the complicated nature of modern relationships - personal and professional - challenging all our preconceived ideas on love, sex, gender, and power.
Venus in Fur opens April 10th and runs for three weeks closing April 25th. Performances are at 7:30pm with a matinee performance April 19th at 2:00pm. Tickets are available at Never Ender or online. Tickets are $15 pre-sale or $18 at the door. For more information check out our website at www.goodluckmacbeth.org