VENUS IN FUR to Be 'Most Performed Play' in 2013-14 Season
According to American Theatre magazine, the most performed play in the country the upcoming 2013-2014 season will be David Ives' Venus in Fur, with 22 productions across the country. Venus in Fur opened on Broadway in 2011, starring Hugh Dancy and Nina Arianda in a Tony Award-winning performance.
Vanda (Arianda) is a preternaturally talented young actress determined to land the lead in Thomas' (Dancy) new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Her emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright/director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. This dazzling play is written by theatrical mastermind David Ives, and directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie.
Following "Venus in Fur" are: Bruce Norris's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Clybourne Park" (16 productions); David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People" (14); Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" (13); Katori Hall's "Mountaintop;" Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles" (12); Nina Raine's "Tribes" (12); Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" (11); Katie Mitchell's Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat" (8); Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit" (7); Yasmina Reza's "God of Carnage" (7); John Logan's "Red" (7); Matthew Lopez's "Whipping Man" (7); and Quiara Alegría Hudes's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Water by the Spoonful" (7).