ALBANY, N.Y. -- Cue thunder. Cue lightning. A blonde actress bursts into a New York loft, wet, and late for her audition; her Bronx burr rattling as she makes her expletive-soaked excuses. The playwright, daft enough to be directing his own work, is unimpressed.
New York audiences felt otherwise. They were impressed enough to turn David Ives' "Venus in Fur" into a Broadway hit. Now, Capital Repertory Theatre will offer the regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning "Venus in Fur," directed by Capital Rep's producing artistic director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill.
Preview performances begin Sept. 27. Opening night is Oct. 1. Performances continue through Oct. 20.
Ives predicates this play on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 erotic classic "Venus in Furs."
As the afternoon audition continues, Vanda Jordan and Thomas Novachek parry and thrust in mythic proportions.
Timothy Deenihan plays the unsuspecting Novachek. Deenihan has been seen in several Capital Repertory productions
Jenny Strassburg plays Vanda. While she is making her Albany debut in this production, she has been frequently seen at Bennington's Oldcastle Theatre Company and the Dorset Theatre Festival.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with matinees, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9; 3 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Capital Repertory Theatre is at 111 N. Pearl St. Ticket information is available at Tickets By Proctors at (518) 445-7469 or at capitalrep.org.