The Nevada Conservatory Theatre, in collaboration with Cockroach Theatre, presents David Ives' Venus in Fur March 19-29 in both the UNLV Black Box Theatre and the Cockroach Theatre in Art Square in downtown Las Vegas. NCT artistic director Christopher Edwards directs.
In Venus in Fur, Thomas Novachek is the writer-director of a new play opening in New York City; this play-within-the-play is an adaptation of the 1870 novel "Venus in Furs" by the Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and happens to be the novel that inspired the term Masochism. The play begins with Novachek on the telephone lamenting the inadequacies of the actresses who have showed up that day to audition for the lead character, Wanda von Dunayev.
Edwards is a UNLV alumnus and has directed past NCT productions, including Seven Guitars and Arcadia. He is a director, actor, and educator who worked 14 years with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival as associate artistic director and director of education. He has worked in regional theaters across the country, as well as internationally.
The cast includes Equity actor Mindy Woodhead as Vanda and Jack Lafferty as Thomas.
The production and design team includes scenic designer Johnathan Menius, lighting designer Elizabeth Kline, sound designer Brian Miller, costumer designer Jennifer Van Buskirk, technical director Brian Smallwood, and production stage manager Heather Radovich.
- March 19, 20, 21 at the NCT Black Box Theatre, 8pm
- March 22 at the NCT Black Box Theatre, 2pm
- March 26, 27, 28 at the Cockroach Theatre, 8pm
- March 29 at the Cockroach Theatre, 2pm
$15 general and $10 students. 10% off for children under 18 years of age. For tickets or additional information, visit the Performing Arts Center website or call 702-895-ARTS (2787).