Meet the Cast of ‘Venus in Fur’, The Sensual & Intimate Play Opening July 8th in Rahway

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Fearless Productions will present David Ives’ Tony Award-nominated Best Play Venus in Fur, beginning July 8 at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, New Jersey.

About the Show

The production, produced by Jared Kelner and Kristin Barber, will be directed by Kyrus Keenan Westcott. This adults-only show opens July 8 and continues through July 17 in a special, limited run.

For ticket and show information, click here. Limited seating available so it is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

Thomas (Sean Lough), a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress – oddly enough, named Vanda (Juliana Valente). Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas’ interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

Submit, and spend an evening at the mercy of Venus in Fur.

RATED R – Under 17 will not be admitted without parent/guardian.

Meet the Cast

Sean Lough Headshot

Sean Lough (“Thomas”) – Sean is thrilled to be making his Fearless debut. Most recently he appeared in CDC’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone as Robert Martin. NEW YORK: Robert in Company at St. Bart’s Players, Secrett in Passchendaele for FringeNYC, and MAME—30th Anniversary national tour. REGIONAL: The Charlatan’s Seance at Two Rivers Theatre, Frankie and Jinx in several productions of Forever Plaid, Howard in Moon Over Buffalo, Val in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Surflight Theatre, and Frederick in Pirates of Penzance with Le Petite Theatre in New Orleans. He can be heard on the recordings Anastasia: The Musical and A Bag of Popcorn and a Dream: the Music of Wright and Forrest.

Juliana Valente Headshot

Juliana Valente (“Vanda”) – Juliana is excited to also be making her Fearless debut. Most recently she appeared in Rino Theater’s production of The Scarlet Pimpernel as Marguerite St. Just. NEW YORK: Ruggiero in Alcina at the NY Lyric Opera Theater and Juliette in Romeo et Juliette with Underworld Productions NYC. REGIONAL: Diana in Lend Me A Tenor, Agnes Snow in I Do! I Do!, Madge in Picnic, Alice in The Addams Family, and Katherine in Taming of the Shrew at Pensacola Theater in Florida. She can be seen in the short film 4 Laughs Only and on screen in The June Middleton Show/Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Click Here to visit Juliana’s official website.

The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center is located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway, NJ. For more information and tickets, visit this production’s official website.

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