BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Goodman Theatre's VENUS IN FUR

March 12
2:31 PM 2014

The Goodman Theatre presents Rufus Collins (Broadway's To Be or Not To Be and The Royal Family) and Amanda Drinkall (Strawdog Theatre Company's Great Expectations and Measure for Measure at the Goodman) in Venus in Fur, helmed by Joanie Schultz. As previously announced, Venus in Fur runs March 8 - April 13 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Tuesday, March 18). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

Tickets ($25-$86; subject to change) are on sale now and can be purchased at, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).

Based on the 1869 novella by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch-for whom "Masochism" was named-Venus in Fur's critically acclaimed Broadway run was hailed as a "suspense-packed" (New York Times), "electric" (Entertainment Weekly), "wildly intelligent and sometimes frightening" (New Yorker), "madly funny" (Wall Street Journal) and a "time-tripping game of cat and mouse" (Bloomberg). When Vanda (Drinkall) arrives hours late to an audition for a play based on a nineteenth century erotic novel, the director, Thomas (Collins), is less than impressed. But Vanda's surprisingly masterful performance of the script flips Thomas' expectations and initiates a tango for dominance between them. As the audition unfolds, both actress and director morph into Sacher-Masoch's alternately tortured and bemused lovers, switching roles on a dime and exploring shifts in power and the blurring of identities.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Goodman Theatre's VENUS IN FUR
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