Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Village Players will serve up David Ives’ two-person play, “Venus in Fur.”John DuVall plays Thomas Novacheck, a writer and director searching for the perfect leading lady for the theatrical adaptation of Venus in Fur, the 1870 sadomasochistic story by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. And Christina D’Amato is Vanda Jordan, a brazen, desperate actress, vying for the role.
In the play within the play, the two read the script with fun, flirty and erotic results.
“The play is a sexy comedy perfect for a Valentine’s celebration,” Jennifer Rockwood, UT senior lecturer of theatre and director of the production, said. “Critics have called it a revenge comedy.”
“Venus in Fur” will be performed Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7, at 8 p.m. at the Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave.
Tickets for the Village After Dark production are $10 and are available at the box office the night of the show.
For more information, go to thevillageplayers.org.