Venus in Fur
Venus In Fur
Melville Theatre
Melville Theatre
16 Feb 2018 to 3 Mar 2018
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Tickets - kets are $20, $15 concession book on 9330 4565 or at
Duration - 120 mins
Not suitable for children
Coarse language
Adult themes

A MYSTERIOUS, erotic and funny drama – featuring just two people – is Melville Theatre’s first offering for 2018.

Written by US playwright, screenwriter and novelist David Ives and directed by Trevor Dhu, Venus in Fur was first staged in 2010 and nominated for numerous Tony Awards before Roman Polanski shot a French film version in late 2012.

The play-within-a-play is an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Furs by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the book that inspired the term masochism.

The play goes behind the scenes at an audition in New York City where a playwright and mysterious young actress blur the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power and love and sex.

Armed with a bag of S&M gear and period costumes, the actress convinces the playwright to read his own script with breaks along the way to argue about the meaning of the story.

“As the reading progresses, the characters take on the roles for real and one of them, through the portal of ...more
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