Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur

March 8 - April 13, 2014 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission

  • Very smart [and] sexy”— Chicago Tribune
  • stars — Time Out Chicago
  • This Venus? Yeah, baby, she’s got it”— Time Out Chicago
  • Goodman’s production crackles with the freshness and intelligence of the work”— Newcity
  • Accomplishes the seduction of an audience”— Newcity
  • [Amanda] Drinkall is one of Chicago’s brightest rising stars”— Chicago Tribune

Sexy. Provocative. Hilarious. The smash Broadway hit, dubbed “90 minutes of good, kinky fun” by The New York Times, makes its Chicago debut in a delicious new production.

When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director, Thomas, is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script on Thomas’ expectations and turns the session into a tango for dominance between actress and director, woman and man. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize. 

Please note, Venus in Fur contains adult content.

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  • Behind the Scenes of Venus in Fur
    Step backstage with director Joanie Schultz and actors Amanda Drinkall and Rufus Collins to learn more about this smart play by David Ives.

  • Audiences are Wild for Venus in Fur
    Hear audience reactions to David Ives' Venus in Fur directed by Joanie Schultz.

  • Director Joanie Schultz on Venus in Fur
    Learn more about what makes David Ives' Venus in Fur such an exciting play.

  • Venus in Fur Teaser
    Get a taste of Venus in Fur before it starts on March 8.

  • 2013/2014 Season Teaser
    Step inside Goodman Theatre's 2013/14 DREAM Season and see what is in store.

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  • Venus in Fur Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) and Director Joanie Schultz in rehearsal for David Ives' Venus in Fur.

  • Venus in Fur Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Director Joanie Schultz, Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) and Rufus Collins (Thomas) in rehearsal for David Ives' Venus in Fur.

  • Venus in Fur Rehearsal Photos
    Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) in rehearsal for David Ives' Venus in Fur.

  • Venus in Fur Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) and Rufus Collins (Thomas) in rehearsal for David Ives' Venus in Fur.

  • Venus in Fur Rehearsal Photos
    Rufus Collins (Thomas) in rehearsal for David Ives' Venus in Fur.

  • Venus in Fur Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) and Rufus Collins (Thomas) in rehearsal for David Ives' Venus in Fur.

  • Venus in Fur Production Photos
    (L to R) Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) and Rufus Collins (Thomas) in Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Joanie Schultz.

  • Venus in Fur Production Photos
    (L to R) Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) and Rufus Collins (Thomas) in Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Joanie Schultz.

  • Venus in Fur Production Photos
    (L to R) Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) and Rufus Collins (Thomas) in Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Joanie Schultz.

  • Venus in Fur Production Photos
    Amanda Drinkall as Vanda Jordan in Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Joanie Schultz.

  • Venus in Fur Production Photos
    (L to R) Rufus Collins (Thomas) and Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) in Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Joanie Schultz.

  • Venus in Fur Production Photos
    (L to R) Rufus Collins (Thomas) and Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) in Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Joanie Schultz.

  • Venus in Fur Production Photos
    Amanda Drinkall as Vanda Jordan in Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Joanie Schultz.

  • Venus in Fur Production Photos
    (L to R) Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) and Rufus Collins (Thomas) in Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Joanie Schultz.

  • Venus in Fur Production Photos
    (L to R) Amanda Drinkall (Vanda) and Rufus Collins (Thomas) in Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Joanie Schultz.

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