Venus in Fur
January 9 - February 10
by David Ives
Directed by: Lauren Caldwell
Running time: 90 min. There is no intermission.
Awards: Voted "Year’s Best Play" by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, & The Associated Press
"Not many small-town theaters have the gumption — some might call it audacity — to produce a Tony-award winning play like Venus in Fur. Of those that do, only a rare few possess the talent and stagecraft to pull it off. Fortunately for us, the Hipp just happens to be one of those rare gems. Kudos." —Diana Tonnessen, Gainesville Sun
"Venus in Fur has adult language and themes, as you might expect from a work based on erotic fiction, but it incorporates much humor as well. Very entertaining and very well acted." —Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom, EntertainingU.com
The sexiest, funniest, most acclaimed new Broadway play of the season! Meet Vanda, an unusually talented young actress determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Furs. Vanda’s emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright Thomas becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.
Content Advisory: Mature audiences.