MTC's VENUS IN FUR Begins Previews Tomorrow

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of VENUS IN FUR, the new play by David Ives, directed by Walter Bobbie begins previews tomorrow, October 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production stars Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda and Emmy Award nominee Hugh Dancy. VENUS IN FUR will open Tuesday, November 8 in a limited 10 week engagement with tickets on sale through Sunday, December 18 only.

Critically acclaimed as "90 minutes of good, kinky, fun!" by The New York Times, VENUS IN FUR makes its Broadway premiere at MTC. 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 new play is written by theatrical mastermind David Ives, and directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie.

VENUS IN FUR is produced on Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) by special arrangement with Jon B. Platt, Scott Landis, and Classic Stage Company.

The creative team for VENUS IN FUR includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Anita Yavich (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), ACME Sound Partners (sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight direction).

Hugh Dancy is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

Tickets for VENUS IN FUR are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $57 - $121.

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR VENUS IN FUR:

Please note, except for Thanksgiving Week, VENUS IN FUR is dark on Mondays:

· THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16: Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM and 7 PM. This first partial week, there will only be five performances with no Saturday matinee.

· MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30: Tuesday and Sunday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

· MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

· MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13: Wednesday and Sunday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note, there are only seven performances on sale to the general public this week.

· MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

· MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (THANKSGIVING WEEK): Monday through Wednesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note, there is no performance Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

· MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

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