ISL to Present: Venus in Fur
John Langs, the Artistic Director of ACT, is currently rehearsing Island Stage Left’s two-person cast in Seattle, getting ready to open this Tony award-winning, provocative, smart and hilarious play, “Venus in Fur” by David Ives, at the SJC Fairgrounds on April 7th.
We’re very excited as this represents another move forward for Island Stage Left and will showcase our two new Associate Artistic Directors for this season, Ty and Cassandra Boice.
A young playwright, Thomas, has written an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Fur by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (origin of the term “masochism”). At the end of a long day during which none of the actresses auditioning impresses him, in walks Vanda, very late and seemingly clueless, but she convinces him to give her a chance. As they perform scenes the lines between writer, actor, director, and character begin to blur.
An exploration of gender roles and sexuality, Venus in Fur is also a witty and unsettling look at the art of acting—onstage and off.
At SJC Fairgrounds April 7 through May 1
7:30 Thursdays – Saturdays
Sundays at 4:00, except final Sunday May 1st at 2:00
Admission free. Donations appreciated