This summer, fantasy and reality begin to blur as an audition takes an erotic turn in Venus in Fur, the next production inside The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center. Kyrus Keenan Westcott is directing the David Ives’s comedy, running July 8-17.
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We highly recommend you purchase your tickets ASAP, as this is a limited engagement with very limited seating.
This play is recommended for adults as it contains strong sexual situations and language. Viewer discretion is strong advised.
Auditions are over for the day, and Thomas still hasn’t found the perfect actress for his adaptation of a 19th-century erotic novel. Vanda stumbles into the bare rehearsal studio, soaking wet and hours late. Before he can stop her, Vanda strips down to saucy lingerie, wiggles into a white period dress and mysteriously becomes his elusive leading lady. But will the power play for sexual dominance be limited to the stage?
Venus in Fur received critical acclaim for its Broadway production in 2012. The New York Times described it as, “…something darker, stranger and altogether more delicious: a suspense-packed study of the erotics.” It received two Tony Award Nominations for Best New Play and Actress in a New Play with the production taking home the later. Since then it has received numerous productions across the country and even a film adaptation in 2014.
“I am incredibly thrilled and privileged to take on such a sexy, funny and provocative play with a stellar cast and creative team,” Westcott said. “The play is a wonderful exploration of the shifting dynamics of power and the secrets we all keep. It’s one of those rare pieces that is both provocative and incredibly entertaining.”
This two-person production consists of two beautifully talented actors taking on the show’s unique challenges. Playing the role of Vanda is Juliana Valente of Wayne, New Jersey, and playing the role of Thomas is Sean Lough from Fanwood, New Jersey.
The show is being presented by Fearless Productions, LLC., and is produced by Jared Kelner and Kristin Barber, with Samantha Wolf serving as the production stage manager.
This play is recommended for adults as it contains strong sexual situations and language. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
Venus in Fur will be presented July 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8pm; and July 10 and 17 at 2pm inside The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20.00. (Limited seating is available, and it is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets ahead of time to guarantee seating.)
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