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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On Stage This Weekend - "Venus in Fur"

   Taking the stage this weekend in St. Albans is a play that's edgy and adult - Venus in Fur.

   Power shifts back and forth between a man and a woman - a director and an actress, a dominant and a submissive, perhaps even a mortal and an otherworldly force - in David Ives' Venus in Fur

   Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. 
She's sexy and full of surprises. 

   He's not as much in control as he thinks he is. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, Venus in Fur keeps you on the edge of your seat as you question "who is really in charge here?"

   Packed with smart, intense and edgily comic interchanges about sex roles, sexual politics and, well, sex, there’s little doubt about why Ives' compact 2011 Broadway hit has become the most-produced play of the current season.

   Starring Rob Boone and Marlette Carter.
 Directed by Greg Morris.

   Shows will be presented on Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., and 
Oct. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

   Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. For more information, 
visit this website.

   The play contains mature language and themes - parental discretion is advised. 

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