"CAPTIVATING! A SPELLBINDING PRODUCTION THAT YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO MISS!"The Boston Globe
"Andrea Syglowski and Chris Kipiniak deliver two of the finest performances of the season."The Boston Globe
"INGENIOUS, EXCITING, AND OFTEN HILARIOUS!"South Shore Critic
"Sexy, thoughtful, and engaging!"South Shore Critic
"FUNNY & SEXY! Wonderfully acted. Great chemistry."WBUR Radio Boston
"90 minutes of good, kinky fun!" — The New York Times

Vanda has her eyes on the lead role in Venus in Fur, an adaptation of the classic erotic novel. Her charged audition for the director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse as the lines blur between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. This hilarious and sexy new comedy was a smash Broadway hit.

Rated V: Very adult comedy. Includes explicit language and sexual content.

"This savage, sexy, smart, and funny new play took my breath away. Director Daniel Goldstein set our stage on fire with God of Carnage, and I know he will make our new production the hottest date night in Boston."— Peter DuBois

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"CAPTIVATING! A SPELLBINDING PRODUCTION THAT YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO MISS! Andrea Syglowski and Chris Kipiniak deliver two of the finest performances of the season."The Boston Globe
"INGENIOUS, EXCITING, AND OFTEN HILARIOUS! As directed by Danile Goldstein and enacted by these two terrific actors, it's a sexy, thoughtful, and engaging battle. Both Kipiniak and Syglowski excel."South Shore Critic
"FUNNY & SEXY! Wonderfully acted. Great chemistry."WBUR Radio Boston
"SO COMPELLING! A good and steamy production. Playwright Ives and director Goldstein orchestrate the proceedings flawlessly."WBUR ARTery
"FUNNY, CLEVER, SEXY, & PROVOCATIVE, this show is absolutely don't-miss terrific! Director Daniel Goldstein has seamlessly created a tango between two gifted actors."Berkshire Fine Arts
"A CRACKLING PRODUCTION! The chemistry between the two is such that, whoever's on top, the audience wins."— Theatermania
"DDELICIOUSLY FUN! Powerful performances and skillful direction, Venus in Fur gives us thrills and chills."— Broadway World
"BRAVO TO THE HUNTINGTON, YOU HAVE A WINNER!"— New England Theatre Greek
"Another winner from the Huntington!"— BostonMan
"90 minutes of good, kinky fun!" — The New York Times
"Smart. Sexy. Hilarious." — Vogue
"Seriously smart and very funny. A suspense-packed study of the erotics of power."— The New York Times
"Erotically charged." — New York Post
"Explosive and thought-provoking comedy." — Broadway World
"Captivating." — AM New York
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Audience Buzz

"★ ★ ★ ★ ★! 'Venus in Fur' is astonishing, and Andrea Syglowski's performance tonight was out of this world: she is a Goddess! The play is a must-see."— Nicholas Lesieur, via Facebook
"This is a sensational production of a very intriguing play which is funny, moving, at times very erotic and above all thought-provoking. I highly recommend it."— Richard Backus, via Facebook
"Go see this play! It's great fun and very thought-provoking. The acting is incredible. One act; two players. Fabulous performances!"— Maria T. Maffei, via Facebook
"Venus in Fur — See it Now."— Keith Douglas, via Facebook
"Great production, wonderful actors. I found the psychology to be the most interesting aspect. I can't imagine any cast doing a better job. It was riveting."— Helene Mayer, via Facebook
"Really enjoyed the show!"— Joyce Maroney, via Facebook
"EVERYONE GO SEE 'VENUS IN FUR' AT THE @huntington . STUNNING performances"— @hayley2thechief
"#VenusInFurBOS @huntington: best show I've seen about a lady in her underwear that I've seen in a long time"— @TheaRodgers
"Can't even with #VenusInFur. CAN'T. EVEN. In a good way. @huntington, you killed it. Everyone needs to see this so we can all talk about it."— @_Monda_Rose
"#VenusinFur is probably the single best thing I've ever seen at the @huntington. Run there and SCREAM. Electrifying."— @DWJones1108
"'Venus in Fur' at the @huntington: Thought-provoking theater about the exquisite power of a diva. Bravo!"— @EsmereldaRTW
"Wow much Venus very fur. Bostonians: go see this brilliance at the @huntington."— @EvalenaE
"Perfect play was perfect. #VenusInFur play written by #DavidIves @huntington If you are in #Boston don't miss this show. LOVED IT!!!"— @anaisnin
"Venus in Fur at the @huntington tonight was a wild, fascinating ride! (No pun intended...) loved it!"— @KeelaLiptak
"@huntington 'Venus in Fur' was TOO good."— @DavJCastillo
"Great play! If you are in Boston and you have not made yet arrangements to see 'Venus in Fur,' you should hurry!"— @takis_metaxas
"#VenusinFur @huntington: a psycho-audition played to the hilt by @ckipiniak and @andrea10583 Syglowski. Vanda power!"— @Artseminator
"'Venus in Fur' at the @huntington is freakin' brilliant! Go see it."— @robdamnit
"Saw @huntington's Venus In Fur this week & agree w/@GlobeAucoin: actress "nails" it. Onstage chemistry is off the charts."— @SachaPfeiffer
"Saw Venus In Fur Thursday night nice start to New Year @huntington. Very fond of David Ives; it's chock full of his wit, humor and wordplay."— @Danfrmbourque
"Huntington Theatre Co's Venus in Fur was wonderful. Everyone go see it! #huntingtontheatrecompany #venusinfur"— @koriperten
"Hey, Boston! Looking for sexy, spellbinding, and even funny night out? Go see @huntington's 'Venus in Fur.'"— @robcaplis
"#venusinfur opening @huntington with Chip's costumes — amazing!"— @nealkane
"Well that was OUTSTANDING. Thank you @huntington for a stellar experience! #theatre #datenight #feminism"— @EmilyCopeman
"Saw Venus in Fur at the @huntington theater this weekend. It so messed with my head. Actors were superb. #huntingtontheater #venusinfur"— @MeredithOBrien
"Intense and electrifying acting by Chris Kipiniak and Andrea Syglowski @huntington Venus in Fur tonight."— @y2000k
"★ ★ ★ ★ ★! Intelligent, funny, thought provoking, and well acted!"— Goldstar Member

Features

Huntington's Venus in Fur, the 'Hottest Date Night In Boston'

From BU Today, January 13, 2014: "Since its debut three years ago, David Ives' piquant Venus in Fur has been widely praised for providing, as New York Times critic Charles Isherwood wrote after the production moved from off-Broadway to Broadway, a 'seriously smart and very funny stage seminar on the destabilizing nature of sexual desire.' . . . "

Seducation and Domination in Venus in Fur

From WBUR 90.9 Radio Boston, January 9, 2014: "Based loosely on David Ives’ 19th-century erotic novella, Venus in Furs, the play is all about seduction, submission and domination. But what makes it great drama is that it’s never quite clear who’s being seduced, who’s being dominated and who holds the power. . . . "

Seduction Plays for Power in Venus in Fur

From The Boston Globe, December 26, 2013: "It could be easy to dismiss David Ives's Venus in Fur, loosely inspired by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 erotica novella Venus in Furs, as salacious smut. After all, Ives's comedic thriller of a play features psychosexual gamesmanship, talk of submission and domination, and a man wearing a dog collar who gets bound to a pipe. . . . "

Sexy Date Night in the City

From BostonDateNight.com / MetroWest Daily News, January 1, 2014: "What's the most desired mood for 'date night'? Sexy, of course! If you are game for playing along in date night scenarios, then the steamy Venus in Fur, a new production from the Huntington Theatre Company, provides the perfect inspiration for a 'Sexy in the City' date night. . . . "

Artists

  • Chris KipiniakThomas
  • Andrea SyglowskiVanda
  • Daniel GoldsteinDirector
  • David IvesPlaywright
  • Matt SaundersScenic Design
  • Charles SchoonmakerCostume Design
  • M.L. GeigerLighting Design
  • Darron L. WestSound Design
  • Emily F. McMullenProduction Stage Manager
  • Kevin SchlagleStage Manager

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