The Weekend Theater, located at 1001 W. 7th Street, on the corner of Chester Street, in downtown Little Rock, AR, presents Venus In Fur, by David Ives, directed by Andrea McDaniel. Venus In Fur runs March 24 through April 2, with show times at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights, and 2:30pm on Sunday afternoons. For more information, call (501) 374-3761. Tickets are $20 for general admission, or $18 for seniors and students, and may be reserved online at Central Arkansas Tickets.com.
Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas’ interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.
Please note that this is an adult show, with adult content and themes, and is not considered suitable for younger audiences. Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm, will be a performance by understudies Stephen Jones and Jordan Nicole.