By David Ives
Directed by Kate Cherry
‘I don't need your respect, excuse me.’
Set in modern New York City, Venus in Fur is US playwright David Ives’ adaptation of the 1870s novel Venus in Furs by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
A play responsible for the term ‘masochism’, the female actress auditioning for the play-within-a-play smashes her way out of the confines of stereotype and preconceptions to shift the balance of power from the play’s director so that she becomes the dominator. An enigmatic and seductive relationship plays out. Lines blur between fantasy and reality, power and submission.
Venus in Fur captures issues facing the film and theatre industry today, with an ironic twist. A power play representing the gulf between women and men. Venus and Mars. A spellbinding and kinky play that bounces up and down on the power dynamic between two very different characters.
15–16, 18–23 June, 7.45pm
19, 23 June, 1pm
NIDA Theatres, Reg Grundy Studio
Featuring NIDA final year BFA Acting and final year BFA Costume, Properties and Objects, Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students, with students of the MFA Design for Performance.
Venus in Fur is playing as part of our Student Productions June 2018 season.