JDT Lab: VENUS IN FUR by David Ives

158 Main Street
East Hampton, New York 11937


Starring Tina Jones and Tristan Vaughan

In David Ives’s seductive, darkly funny Venus in Fur script, Thomas, a playwright/director, has written an adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s classic erotic novel Venus in Fur about the obsessive relationship of a man and the mistress to whom he becomes enslaved. At the end of a long day in which the actresses Thomas auditions fail to impress him, in walks Vanda, very late and seemingly clueless, but she convinces him to give her a chance. As they perform scenes from Thomas’ play, the lines between writer, actor, director, and character begin to blur. An unsettling drama, a playful comedy Venus in Fur is also an exploration of gender roles, sexuality and power in which desire twists and turns in on itself.

FREE! Reservations required at https://give.guildhall.org/JDTLab. The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.4050 ; GuildHall.org 

Take advantage of the 1770 House special JDT Lab Tuesday Nights prefixe two-course dinner for $27.00 with code JDTLab.