Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland will discuss the literary themes and cultural context ofVenus in Fur with Dr. Justin Lehmiller, PhD, a sex educator and researcher at Harvard University and the founder of The Psychology of Human Sexuality blog. Humanities Forums are presented in conjunction with all Huntington productions.
Dr. Justin Lehmiller, PhD is a sex educator and researcher at Harvard University and the founder of The Psychology of Human Sexuality blog, which offers people research-backed information on sex and relationships. Dr. Lehmiller has been teaching human sexuality at the college level for more than eight years and is an accomplished educator. Since serving on the faculty at Harvard, he has been awarded a Certificate of Teaching Excellence. Dr. Lehmiller has also published more than 30 scholarly works including a sexuality textbook, and he is frequently interviewed by news and media outlets.
The Humanities Forum explores the context and significance of the play with a leading expert. Past forums have featured historians Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals) and Beverly Morgan-Welch (Museum of African-American History), playwrights Paula Vogel and Lydia R. Diamond, Boston Globe columnists, and accomplished scholars. The Humanities Forum is presented following a select Sunday matinee performance.
About Venus In Fur
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