Stage & Screen: Venus In Fur

1/6/2014 Coolidge Corner Theatre

Join Boston Globe columnist Meredith Goldstein and Venus In Fur director Daniel Goldstein and cast members Chris Kipiniak and Andrea Syglowski for a special screening of Secretary starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, followed by a conversation about the film.

Part of the Stage & Screen series, a collaboration between the Huntington Theatre Company and the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Chris Kipiniak, Andrea Syglowski, Daniel Goldstein,
and Meredith Goldstein at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.


About Secretary

After a bout of illness, Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal) moves back in with her dysfunctional family, ready to start anew. Despite a few strikes against her she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey (James Spader). At first the work seems quite boring – typing, filing, and coffee-making – but Lee tries hard to please her new boss. Slowly Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a more personal relationship behind closed doors, crossing lines of conduct into a deep realm of human sexuality, a unique love affair in which the roles of dominance and submission suit both of them perfectly.


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


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Special Guests

Meredith Goldstein is an entertainment reporter and advice columnist for The Boston Globe and Her advice column Love Letters runs daily on and appears in The Boston Globe on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Daniel Goldstein (Director) directed God of Carnage, Falsettos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and The Cry of the Reed for the Huntington and the recent Broadway revival of Godspell on Broadway. 

Chris Kipiniak (Thomas) has appeared on Broadway in Metamorphoses (dir. Mary Zimmerman) and Macbeth (dirs. John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg). He’s written the plays Save the World, Stalled, Change the Be, and IIIINSAAAAAAAANE!!!!, as well as Nightcrawler,Amazing Fantasy, and Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man for Marvel Comics.

Andrea Syglowski (Vanda) has New York credits that include Benefit of the Doubt Roundabout Theatre Company), The Cherry Orchard (Mint Theater Company), Stage Fright (The Lark, dir. Jerry Zaks), and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Sylvester Manor House).

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