Blog entries posted during January 2014

How Venus Got Her Fur

by: Thom Dunn at 01/03/2014 11:03 AM

My play Venus in Fur began with a very powerful, very bad idea. A few years ago I re-read Histoire d’O , the notorious erotic French novel of the 1950s. Story of O (as it’s known in English) is the tale of a woman identified only as “O” who from t...

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Venus in Fur Curtain Calls: Andrea Syglowski

by: at 01/06/2014 02:30 PM

Name:  Andrea Syglowski Role: Vanda Hometown:  Springfield, PA (a small town outside of Philadelphia) How are you like your character? Oh, I go to all of my auditions wearing leather lingerie and a dog collar. (Just kidding) I think I just shared...

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Venus in Fur Curtain Calls: Chris Kipiniak

by: at 01/09/2014 11:30 AM

Name:  Chris Kipiniak Role:  Thomas Hometown: I was raised in Ridgewood, NJ and currently live in New York City. How are you like your character? More than I'd like to admit. Ugh. Like Thomas I am insufferable, embarrassingly susceptible to...

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Shopping With Costume Designer Charles Schoonmaker

by: Lisa Timmel at 01/14/2014 10:30 AM

“Haven’t you always wanted to belong to a ‘Thong of the Month Club,’” asks costume designer Charles “Chip” Schoonmaker as we set out on an afternoon of research for the Huntington’s upcoming production of David Ives’ “spooky sex comedy” Venus in F...

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A Look At Playwright David Ives

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 01/23/2014 01:30 PM

When David Ives began the process of writing Venus in Fur , he says he started with “a very powerful, very bad idea.” He wanted to explore the intricacies of a sadomasochistic relationship on stage. He had recently revisited Leopold Von...

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Feelin' Chilly? Get your Fur on with Venus

by: Thom Dunn at 01/06/2014 01:57 PM

Look, I get it: it's cold out. Well, maybe not today  specifically, when it suddenly feels like April, but by the time the sun goes down we'll be back in the Ice Age, and when that happens, we all begin to regret the social progress of human...

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Venus in Fur Audience Feedback

by: Thom Dunn at 01/09/2014 11:13 AM

Our production of Venus in Fur  is up and running in kneehigh leather stilletto boots, and despite the chill in the air outside, audiences are feeling the heat within the walls of the BU Theatre. Here's what some of our audience members have been...

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The World Before Becoming Cuba: The Road To Rebellion

by: Meghan Mueller at 01/14/2014 01:28 PM

Contagious Independence • 1776 America fights and wins independence, allowing them to trade with new countries and colonies. Cuba becomes a major trading partner, and this relationship with the freshly independent United States encourages Cuba to...

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Meet The Hunt!

by: The Hunt at 01/15/2014 02:47 PM

Huntington Senior Director of External Relations David Dalena recently spoke with Sita and Anik Merchea and Rumena Manolova and Alex Senchak , two couples that were instrumental in The Hunt’s founding. Read a complete transcript of the conversatio...

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Join Us For The LOVE LETTERS Anniversary Party!

by: Thom Dunn at 01/21/2014 12:43 PM

We are excited to welcome The Boston Globe 's  Meredith Goldstein  back to the Huntington this evening to celebrate the five year anniversary of her popular " Love Letters " column. Meredith will be joined by the Huntington's favorite silver-haire...

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Get Your #NewPlay On!

by: Thom Dunn at 01/23/2014 10:44 AM

The pretty productions that you see on the Huntington's stages aren't the only stunning works of theatre going on around these parts.  The development of new work for the American theatre is one of our core missions , and the process can be even...

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Girls' Night Out!

by: Stephanie Ormston, Marketing Professional Intern at 01/24/2014 02:02 PM

Over here in "Marketing-land," we're always looking for new and interesting ways to bring people to see our productions. Usually we start with the themes of the show, and then riff off of that to brainstorm ideas and see what sticks. Promotional...

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Couples Who Met In The Audition Room

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 01/28/2014 12:07 PM

Venus in Fur takes place in an audition room as playwright/director Thomas Novachek reluctantly auditions one last candidate for the role of Wanda, the seductive neighbor of Severin von Kushemski in his adaptation of Leopold von Sacher Masoch’s...

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