The Edge Productions opens its tantalizing production of Venus in Fur this week at Shō Studios. This dynamic, intriguing two person play by David Ives is perfectly suited to the intimate setting at Shō, and beguiles audience members with a story of art, love, and the politics of sex.
Venus in Fur is based on the novel “Venus in Furs” by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. In Ives’ play, writer Thomas Novachek has written a stage adaptation of the controversial novel which he intends to direct, and is searching for his leading lady. When Wanda Jordan walks in, and happens to have the same name as the lead female role of the play, the two become embroiled in a less than traditional audition process resulting in life truly imitating art.
Novachek and Johnson are expertly portrayed by Isaiah Kolundzic and Taylor Brimner. Kolundzic’s Novachek is a complex, intriguing, and calculated thinker. While Brimner’s Jordan is driven, passionate, and an unstoppable alluring force. The chemistry of the two actors is undeniable; there are moments of such intense desire, you’d think the sprinklers were bound to go off!
Venus in Fur is directed by The Edge’s artistic director and founder Miriam Cedroni, who fiercely leads this incredible cast, producing a show that is not to be missed! The intimate setting mixed with the heightened sensuality creates a phenomenal piece of theatre.
Venus in Fur opens this Thursday, with performances in Windsor November 22-24 and 29-December 2 at Shō studios on Monmouth. Evening shows are at 8pm with one Matinee on December 2 at 2pm.
There are also shows in Toronto December 7-9! Performances are at 8pm on December 7 and 8, as well as a matinee at 2pm on the 8th. On the 9th, performances are at 1pm and 7pm!!