Venus in Fur

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Venus in Fur is about human relationships, gender power dynamics and the matrix of stereotypes and assumptions that root seeming subversions. Its dark comedy and sexually charged scenarios provide fertile soil for exploration of subconscious and culturally mired desires, motivations, and expectations.

Thomas Novachek is a playwright/director looking for the perfect actress to play the lead in his adaptation of Leopold Sacher Mashoch's novella, Venus in Furs. He hasn't had much luck and is ready to call it a day when a very late arrival bursts into the room in a wave of chaos. This actress appears to be the worst of a bad lot. Despite his protestations, she manages to cajole him into letting her read and from that point on the night veers into titillating and uncharted territory where Thomas' biases and desires are laid bare.
At one point Thomas states: "This play is about "Be careful what you wish for."
Vanda responds, "Don't fuck with a goddess, is what it's about."

By the end of the piece it is up to each audience member to figure out which one is right.

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"This visceral transformation in voice, articulation and body language is all Sauer. Even her rabbit-eyes are impish one moment and regal the next, returning to impish on the turn of a dime. This is a performance of pristine dexterity. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Steven Leigh Morris - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"This visceral transformation in voice, articulation and body language is all Sauer. Even her rabbit-eyes are impish one moment and regal the next, returning to impish on the turn of a dime. This is a performance of pristine dexterity. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Steven Leigh Morris - Stage Raw - ...read full review