Ophelia's Jump presents Venus in Fur by David Ives (PREVIEW)
OPHELIA’S JUMP THEATRE PRESENTS
“Venus in Fur”
By David Ives
Regular Run February 1 through February 23
Ophelia’s Jump Productions kicks off its 7th season with Venus in Fur, David Ives’s tantalizing and sultry serio-comedy performed at the Ophelia’s Jump Studio, located at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, in Upland, from February 1 through February 23, 2019. Directed by Ophelia’s Jump Founding Artistic Director Beatrice Casagran, Venus in Fur is a funny, suspenseful, titillating romp through gender power dynamics. On February 14th, a special Valentine’s Day performance includes choice of gourmet dessert, a drink and other love themed surprises.
“The teeter-tottering test of wills that takes place in Venus in Fur makes even the most fraught encounter between a domineering director and a sensitive performer seem like a play date in the sandbox….In this ninety minutes of good, kinky fun, the upper hand does not necessarily belong to the usual suspect.” - NY Times.
“Venus in Fur invites both carnal and cerebral excitement…” - Village Voice
"Ives has crafted a modern take on a classic tale, skillfully twisting his plot and characters in a fast-paced journey into one man's entrapment by a clever, vengeful female." - Associated Press.
About Venus in Fur:
Thomas, 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. 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.
- Title: Venus in Fur by David Ives
- Featuring: Rick Wessel & Sydney Rose Walker
- Director: Beatrice Casagran
- Stage Managers: Nicki Heskin & Darya Harris
- Technical Director: Ray Jones
- Associate Artistic Director: Caitlin Lopez
- Founding Artistic Director: Beatrice Casagran
- Location: 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland (across from Last Name Brewing)
- Run: February 1 to February 23, 2019
- Tickets available at opheliasjump.org or by calling 909-734-6565
About Ophelia’s Jump
Ophelia’s Jump is a non-profit Performing Arts Theatre producing plays, staged readings, the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival in Claremont, and hosting youth & adult improv & acting classes. Ophelia's Jump Productions was founded by artists and educators who believe that the purpose of theatre is to create unending conversations, spark imagination, incite conscience, and elicit a visceral response. Ophelia’s Jump aims to invigorate the creativity and intellect of the community by working with local emerging artists.
Ophelia’s Jump is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Additional information also available at opheliasjump.org.