Venus in Fur
Venus in Fur ran February 6 & 7, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets for Village After Dark productions are available only day-of-show at the box office. There are no online, or phone pre-sales. Seating is general admission, and all tickets are $10.
The Village After Dark productions are “concert readings.” (See: Reader’s Theatre) This means that there is limited staging, and technical aspects to the performance. The actors will have their scripts in-hand, and will present the show in its most raw and true form.
Thomas is a writer & director at his wit’s end, searching for an actress to play the sophisticated lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale, Venus in Fur. What walks into his audition is a brash and brazen, desperate actress named Vanda. Working through the script, reality and prose begin to meld, inciting a pas a deux of submission and domination.
- Written by: David Ives
- Directed by: Jennifer Rockwood
- Assistant Director: Jeffrey A. Albright
- Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
You may view the full program by clicking here.
Jeffery A. Albright
Jeffrey A. Albright & Debbie Marinik
Patrick Drummond & Jim Zubricky
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Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff:
The Board of Directors
Program Art & Cover Design:
Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski
New York City, rented studio, afternoon.
Jennifer Rockwood (Director) was the director of The University of Toledo’s First Year Experience Program and assistant dean in the College of Innovative Learning. A UT master mentor, she taught theatre and film classes in the Department of Theater and Film for more than 25 years. She has directed over 75 plays cumulatively on campus, at The Village Players, and at The Toledo Repertoire Theatre. She also produces and directs plays for commercial and corporate use.She has produced and directed many new plays at UT, including her own, Watershed. Jennifer has worked and taught for the Governors Gifted Summer Honors Institute, The Young Artist at Work Program, Arts Unlimited, and The Lourdes College Summer Theatre Camp. She is a founding member of Toledo’s Catalyst Theatre. As a media and communications consultant, Jennifer has worked with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, legal professionals, television anchors, and political candidates. Being a first rate grandmother is taking up most of her time now.
) was last seen at The Village as Morris Townsend in The Heiress
, and prior to that, as Reggie in Quartet
. He is thrilled to involved in Venus in Fur
, and to be working once again with one of his favorite divas, Jennifer Rockwood. From A Kind of Alaska
and Family Voices
to Venus in Fur
— we’ve come a long way, baby!
) This is Christina’s second show here at The Village Players. Her debut was thirteen years ago when she played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing
at age seventeen. Christina found the stage to be her home at the age of eight when she played a toy soldier in the opera, Babes in Toyland
. She acted her way through high school, and what time she spent in college in roles such as The Witch in Into the Woods
, Dolly in Hello Dolly
, Queen Elizabeth in Richard III
, and Madeline in The Women of Lockerbie