The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) concludes its 2012-2013 Studio Theatre series with the arousing play Venus in Fur by David Ives. This enticing production will be performed in the Emerson Studio Theatre at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, March 6-24, 2013.
Curtain times are Tuesday at 7 pm; Wednesday-Friday at 8 pm; Saturday evenings at 5 pm; selected Saturday nights at 9 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm and Sunday evenings at 7 pm.
Ticket prices are $39 (previews), $47 (weeknights, Saturdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays) and $60 (Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 5 p.m.). To purchase, visit The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, charge by phone by calling (314) 968-4925, or visit The Rep's Online Box Office at www.repstl.org.
Vanda is determined to land the lead in Venus in Fur, a new play based on a classic erotic novel. Her emotionally charged audition for the playwright/director unexpectedly becomes an electrifying and dangerous game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.
Venus in Fur premiered Off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Company in 2010, and later opened on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in 2011.
The cast of Venus in Fur at The Rep is Sarah Nedwek as Vanda and Jay Stratton (last seen in Bug) as Thomas.
The Rep's production of Venus in Fur is directed by Rep Associate Artistic Director Seth Gordon (Good People). The creative staff also includes Jason Coale, set designer; David Kay Mickelsen, costume designer; Seth Jackson, lighting designer; Rusty Wandall, sound designer; and Emilee Buchheit, stage manager.
For more information about The Rep's production of Venus in Fur, including a guide introducing the characters, plot and background on the play; photos related to the production; and more, visit The Rep's comprehensive public website at www.repstl.org.
Founded in 1966, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is a fully professional theatrical operation belonging to the League of Resident Theatres, The League of St. Louis Theatres and is a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Inc., the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theatre. It operates independently of, but under a mutually beneficial agreement with, Webster University. The Rep operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The Rep hires directors and choreographers who are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and stagehands who are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.