Huntington Theatre Company Announces VENUS IN FUR Special Events

In conjunction with its upcoming production of David Ives' sexy Broadway hit comedy Venus in Fur, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special post-show conversations and fun experiences. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Venus in Fur, available at huntingtontheatre.org/venusinfur, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25.

STAGE & SCREEN: Secretary and a conversation with Venus in Fur artists
Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7pm, Coolidge Corner Theatre

The collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films continues its second season with Secretary starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. The screening of the film about dominance and submission will be followed by a conversation moderated by Boston Globe columnist Meredith Goldstein with Venus in Fur director Daniel Goldstein and actors Chris Kipiniak and Andrea Syglowski.

TICKETS: $11 / $8 for Coolidge members (with member ID) and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers (with promo code) available online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.

Meredith Goldstein (Moderator) is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe and the author of the novel The Singles (Penguin/Plume), which has been optioned for film. Her column "Love Letters" is a daily dispatch of wisdom for the lovelorn that gets about one million page views each month on Boston.com.

Daniel Goldstein (Director) directed God of Carnage, Falsettos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and The Cry of the Reed for the Huntington, as well as the recent Broadway revival of Godspell on Broadway.

Chris Kipiniak (Thomas) has appeared on Broadway in Metamorphoses (dir. Mary Zimmerman) and Macbeth (dirs. John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg). He's written the plays Save the World, Stalled, Change the Be, and IIIINSAAAAAAAANE!!!!, as well as Nightcrawler, Amazing Fantasy, and Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man for Marvel Comics.

Andrea Syglowski (Vanda) has New York credits that include Benefit of the Doubt (Roundabout Theatre Company), The Cherry Orchard (Mint Theater Company), Stage Fright (The Lark, dir. Jerry Zaks), and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Sylvester Manor House).

POST-SHOW CONVERSATION: THE CASTING PROCESS
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, following the 7:30pm performance

A conversation moderated by WBUR's Anthony Brooks with directors Daniel Goldstein (Venus in Fur) and M. Bevin O'Gara (Becoming Cuba), as well as Christopher Wigle (Huntington Producing Director).

Anthony Brooks (Moderator) brings 30 years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter, and host for WBUR and NPR. He is currently the co-host of WBUR's "Radio Boston." Over the years, he has covered regional issues across New England, including politics, the economy, education, criminal justice, and urban affairs. His reports aired regularly on NPR's "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," and "Weekend Edition." Brooks also covered Al Gore's presidential campaign in 2000 - from the early days of the New Hampshire primary through the disputed election result and the Supreme Court's Bush v. Gore decision. He is the recipient of numerous broadcast awards.




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