WICA Play Read/Scene Study class provides an environment for experienced, beginning, and non-actors to gather for readings, to learn reading and performance technique, and to become acquainted with a broad theatrical repertoire without the pressure of a full performance.
WICA is proud to announce that Play Read / Scene Study classes now take place in the new Play Café--an intimate setting to engage with fellow theatre enthusiasts in the lobby. Enjoy snacks, beverages and good conversation!
Venus in Fur
Led by Andrew Grenier
(Director of God of Carnage, Doubt, The Norman Conquests)
WEDNEDAY, JUNE 11 @ 7:00 pm
Call Admin to Register: 360.221.8262
WICA Play Café invites you to a Sexy Provocative Hilarious reading. The smash Broadway hit, dubbed “90 minutes of good, kinky fun” by The New York Times, makes its South Whidbey debut as we read this amazing script and contemplate producing it soon. Come lend your voice to the fun…
Please note, Venus in Fur contains adult content.
About the Play
A young playwright, Thomas, has written an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Fur by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (after whom the term “masochism” was coined); the novel is the story of an obsessive adulterous relationship between a man and the mistress to whom he becomes enslaved. At the end of a long day in which the actresses Thomas auditions fail to impress him, in walks Vanda, very late and seemingly clueless, but she convinces him to give her a chance. As they perform scenes from Thomas’s play, and Vanda the actor and Vanda the character gradually take control of the audition, the lines between writer, actor, director, and character begin to blur. Vanda is acting . . . or perhaps she sees in Thomas a masochist, one who desires fantasy in “real life” while writing fantasies for a living.
An exploration of gender roles and sexuality, in which desire twists and turns in on itself, Venus in Fur is also a witty, unsettling look at the art of acting—onstage and off.