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venus in fur


Venus in Fur
 
DATES
Dec 18 - 28, 2014
THEATRE
Berkeley Street Theatre
RUN TIME
90 mins, no intermission
BY
David Ives
DIRECTED BY
Jennifer Tarver
STARRING
Rick Miller
Carly Street
PHOTOS BY
David Hou
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★★★★ (out of 4)
"Spend the night with Venus in Fur. It’s one hookup you won’t regret." - Toronto Star

Back by popular demand, the provocatively sexy show that had everyone talking in 2013 returns to Canadian Stage for one final run in our heritage 244-seat Berkeley Street Theatre. A young actress is determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the director, blurring the line between fantasy and reality and testing the boudaries between dominance and submission. With 11 shows only, this is the final opportunity to see Venus in Fur at Canadian Stage.
 

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About the show

A young actress is determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel Venus in Furs. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the director, blurring the line between fantasy and reality. 

In 1870, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch wrote a novel about a young man so infatuated with his lover that he asks to become her slave, submitting to the most humiliating and domineering treatment. The characterization in his novel had such an impact that
the author’s name was adopted to describe this form of pleasure derived from submission: Masochism.

In 2010, American playwright David Ives adapted this novel for the stage, and it is with this extraordinary Tony- nominated play, Venus in Fur, that we open our Bluma Appel Theatre season in September.

Jennifer Tarver, joined by two actors of international acclaim, Carly Street and Rick Miller, directs this production in which a young actress is determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Furs. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the director, blurring the line between fantasy and reality. It’s a brilliantly troubling play about sex and power, expertly weaving myriad classical art and mythology references into its fatal web. 
Thomas - Rick Miller
Vanda - Carly Street

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