Thomas Novachek, a director/playwright, has suffered through a long day of abysmal auditions for his adaptation of the German sadomasochistic novel Venus in Furs, until Vanda, a crass and pushy actress, stumbles into his audition room. While Vanda shares the lead character’s name, she lacks her sophistication. However, when Thomas agrees to let Vanda read for the role, she displays a surprising understanding of the material. Working through the script with Thomas playing the masochistic male lead, the roleplay becomes intense, erotic, and less like acting.
David Ives’ mesmerizing play explores themes of submission, domination, and power with a fast-paced, mutable language he is known for. Reality and pretend become blurred lines in Venus in Fur, and the question of “who’s on top” always has a different answer.
SUITABLE FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY
IMPORTANT INFO - when you purchase COMPANION SEATS @ $40 you are purchasing TWO seats next to each other in that section. You select one seat and you AUTOMATICALLY get the seat next to it. When you purchase SINGLE SEAT @ $20 you are purchasing ONE seat.
Please park by the main Mall entrance between J C Penney's and Furniture, Mattresses and More - shows start promptly because the Mall shuts at 7 pm. Please be inside the theatre by 6.55 pm. NO late admittance.
SHOW DATES AND TIMES
THUR April 29th- 7pm
FRI April 30th- 7pm
SATURDAY May 1st- 2pm and 7pm
SUNDAY May 2nd- 1pm
Some Theatre Company takes our responsibility to our audience seriously, and we have implemented safety measures that adhere to the CDC guidelines and government mandates to keep our actors and audience safe as we reopen in 2020.
Actors have been socially distancing during the process and will remain 6ft away from the audience, and have been screened for illness, including, but not limited to temperature being taken, and free from cough, chills, sore throat, body aches etc.
As per the state mandate, we ask that audience members wear a mask or face shield when physical distancing is not possible (6 feet between parties). Face coverings are requested in the following areas of our theatre: entering/exiting the theatre, the lobby, and while moving around the theatre space out of your seat.
A masked usher will show you to your seat.
Please maintain a 6ft social distance when going to the bathroom or lobby. Please wear your mask.
Please maintain 6ft social distancing protocols when not with your family unit.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
Bathrooms will be sanitized prior to the performance, and right after.
All seats are wiped down before the show and after.
All hard surfaces will be sanitized prior to the show and right after.
UV lights will be used to kill air born virus particles in the 8hrs leading up to showtime.
The air filtration system will run during the performance.
Tickets will be sold online, in advance, to adhere to the safe state-mandated limit.
There will be no paper playbills. We will provide a link to a digital program.
Concessions cost $2 each (water, snack) and will be pre-packaged per the state's rules. Please bring exact change so we can limit the handling of monies.
Your name and address will be recorded in the event that contact tracing is necessary.
If you purchased a ticket in advance but are feeling ill, please stay home and contact us at - [email protected] - we will move your ticket to another performance. Please contact us 4hrs prior to the showtime you are attending.
Please do not attend the performance if you feel unwell.
By purchasing a ticket to our show you acknowledge that you assume all liabilities associated with being in a group setting. Should you become sick with Covid19, you acknowledge that you do not hold STC responsible.
No refunds or exchanges for anything other than Covid19, feeling unwell or inclement weather.
Please park your car by the entrance next to Furniture, Mattresses and More. This is to facilitate a smooth exit after the show ends.
Venus in Fur written by David Ives