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Senior lecturer directing Village Players’ ‘Venus in Fur’

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Village Players will serve up David Ives’ two-person play, “Venus in Fur.”

John DuVall and Christina D’Amato rehearsed a scene for “Venus in Fur.”

John DuVall and Christina D’Amato rehearsed a scene for “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.

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