Venus in Fur

MAY 24 – JUNE 23, 2013

No stranger to PTC (All in the Timing and Lives of the Saints), the cunningly comedic David Ives tells a darkly seductive tale introducing us to Vanda, an unusually talented young actress determined to land the lead in Thomas’ new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Vanda’s emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright/director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venus in Fur will be performed without an intermission

BRILLIANT — the production is DAZZLING! – Toby Zinman, Philadelphia Inquirer

Very SAUCY and very FUNNY! Howard Shapiro, WHYY

So COMPELLING, so FUNNY, so IMPORTANT…we are blessed to have it in Philadelphia! – Chestnut Hill Local


SO SEXY YOU COULD SWEAT! – Philadelphia Inquirer

Additional support for Venus in Fur provided by the Charlotte Cushman Foundation

Starring Mark Alhadeff & Jenni Putney

Mark Alhadeff (Thomas)  NYC:  Venus in Fur (Broadway understudy Thomas); Cradle and All (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Memorandum, The Cocktail Party, Incident At Vichy, Bedroom Farce (TACT); Catch-22 (Lortel); The Power of Darkness (Mint Theatre); Rum and Vodka (Ohio Theatre); Rearviewmirror (59E59).   Regional: New York Stage & Film, Seattle Rep., McCarter, Berkeley Rep, the Wilma, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public.  Television and film: Lecterns, Lock, Monday Night Mayhem, Law & Order.

Jenni Putney
(Vanda) is thrilled to be making her Philadelphia Theatre Company debut. Regional credits include: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Portland Center Stage) A Dram of Drummhicit (La Jolla Playhouse), Much Ado About Nothing, The Mock Tempest (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), The Tempest (Shakespeare Orange County), Winnemucca (ShelbyCo.). At UC San Diego: June Moon, The Dybbuk, and others. MFA: University of California, San Diego; BFA: Chapman University.