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

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.

Groups of 10+ can reserve specially priced tickets now for Venus in Fur. Learn more on our Groups page or email Groups@GoodmanTheatre.org for details.

Photos
  • 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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Talks & Events
  • Women's Night

    Thursday, March 27 2014 - 06:00 PM

    Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening, celebrating the remarkable women of Chicago!

    $85 reception & performance, $40 reception only

  • Venus in Fur CONTEXT

    Monday, March 31 2014 - 07:00 AM

    Wondering what Venus wore, besides furs? Join us at Early to Bed and learn some new ways to explore your more dominant side. Taught by a seasoned professional, this workshop will help anyone unleash hidden desires to take control in the bedroom and learn the basics of BDSM. 

    FREE, reservations required. 18+ only.

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