Venus in Fur
by Austin Playhouse
Jan. 03 - Jan. 25, 2014
Dubbed “90 minutes of good, kinky fun” by The New York Times, the smash Broadway hit makes its Austin debut in a delicious new production.
All he needs is the perfect leading lady-a goddess of desire-to bring his vision to life. Thomas, a talented but demanding young writer, has meticulously adapted Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 19th century erotic novel, Venus in Fur, into a brilliant new play, but he can’t find the right woman for the role. When Vanda, a scattered young actress, arrives several hours late to her audition, Thomas is unimpressed. However, Vanda soon wins over the unwitting director with her strange mastery of the material and her alarming insights into his deepest desires. Suddenly the simple audition becomes a titillating game of cat and mouse. Who leads in the dance between fantasy and reality, love and lust, seduction and submission? Venus in Fur is a sharp, hysterical romp through the treacherous politics of sex and power.
Venus in Fur stars Austin Playhouse Acting Company members Molly Karrasch as Vanda and Gray G. Haddock as Thomas. The play is directed byLara Toner, with set design by Patrick Crowley, lighting design by Don Day, and sound design by Joel Mercado-See.
January 03 - January 25, 2014
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78752
Thursdays–Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.
Venus in Fur is rated R. Strictly adults only.
Tickets $24 Thursdays/Fridays, $26 Saturdays/Sundays
at 512.476.0084 or online at: www.austinplayhouse.com
All student tickets are half-price. $3 discount for Seniors 65 and up.
Limited Pick-Your-Price Rush tickets will be available at the box office one hour prior to showtime for each Thursday performance.