An electrifying game of cat & mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy & reality, seduction & power.
Written by David Ives
Directed by Mark Tanenbaum
Thomas Novachek is the writer-director of a new play opening in New York City; this play-within-the-play is an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Furs by the Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and happens to be the novel that inspired the term Masochism.
The play begins with Novachek on the telephone lamenting the inadequacies of the actresses who have showed up that day to audition for the lead character, Wanda von Dunayev. Suddenly, at the last minute, a new actress, Vanda Jordan, bursts in. At first it's hard to imagine that she will please this very particular and exasperated writer/director: She's brash, vulgar and unschooled. But she convinces him to let her audition for the part of Wanda, with the director/writer reading the part of Severin von Kushemski.
Much happens during this dynamic reading, as lightning flashes and thunder crashes outside. Vanda shows astonishing insights into the novel and her character, and she performs what is in effect a terrific audition. They both become caught up in the characters they are reading. The balance of power is reversed, and the actress establishes dominance over the director, which is similar to what occurs in the novel.
7th - 23rd at PACA Gallery (2nd floor) Artworks Building, 1505 State Erie, PAGallery Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
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Click Here to Purchase Tickets Doors: 7:30p | Curtain: 8:00p | Tickets: $10 | BYOB w/ ID An electrifying game of cat & mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy & reality, seduction & p…
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Doors: 7:30p | Curtain: 8:00p | Tickets: $10 | BYOB w/ ID [ Click Here to Purchase Advance Tickets ] Performance Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, December 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th Original music by Will…0 Comments 0 Likes
If you need an excuse to get out of the house and enjoy yourself before the hectic schedule of the holidays...look no further! This concert is geared toward coming together as a community, and apprec…0 Comments 0 Likes
People are calling me and making reservations foe the last three shows of Venus In Fur. Totally love that. You can make reservations on line as well. When you do so, I make sure you have a reserved seat. It is good to use our online option.…See More