Venus in Fur Tonight

This just in from Island Stage Left…

Photo by Russell J Young

Photo by Russell J Young

“Venus in Fur” opens tonight (Thursday April 7th) at 7:30. The buzz is around town and seats will be full. Don’t miss out on the excitement! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

John Langs, the Artistic Director of ACT in Seattle, has been directing Island Stage Left’s two-person cast in Seattle, and now they are ready for you! We open this Tony award-winning, provocative, smart and funny 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 ISL and will showcase our two 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 in which the actresses Thomas auditions fail to impress 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. For full schedule and showtimes, visit

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 5:44 am by

Categories: Arts, Entertainment
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  1. What a beautiful place the San Juans are! We just visited the island for the first time, in order to attend this play. It was an incredible production by two very talented actors. Kept us riveted – and frequently laughing – the entire time. We’ll definitely be back for another show before the end of the run. And for the upcoming season offerings this summer, Romeo and Juliet and The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare, Abridged.

    Comment by Holly Forrest on April 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm

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