Venus In FurTheatre on the Bay
A Play So Good It Hurts
The sexiest, funniest, most acclaimed new Broadway play of the 2011/12 season! Directed by STEVEN STEAD (“Cabaret” and “RED”) and starring JANNA RAMOS-VIOLANTE and NEIL COPPEN.
“A crafty mind game that intrigues the audience … an engaging blend of guile and humour in an erotic pas de deux … acting of superlative quality. This is a subtle work that teases, challenges and above all entertains its audience – which is what good theatre is all about.” Beverley Brommert – Cape Argus
“Janna Ramos-Violante retains total control over her audience, enslaving them. Seeing a woman with this level of power is rare in entertainment, be it theatre, film or music. Venus in Fur is emotional voyeurism. See it if you dare.” Jana Van Heerden – www.whatsonincapetown.com
“Sexually charged power play is an enthralling, expertly staged piece of theatre. Some wonderfully witty lines and mesmerising transformations that push the boundaries of both the characters and the audience.” Terri Dunbar-Curren – Cape Times
VENUS IN FUR introduces us to Vanda, an unusually talented young actress determined to land the lead in celebrated playwright Thomas' new play, based on the classic erotic novella by the Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
Vanda's emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright and director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.