THE ENGLISH THEATRE LEIPZIG shows in corporation with DAS NEUE SCHAUPIEL the Broadway World success by David Ives “Venus in fur”, a sexy drama/comedy based on the novella by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch from 1870. The novella is part of his epic series Legacy of Cain and the origin of masochism as we know it today.
Story: A young, vulgar and unschooled actress shows up to audition for the lead role of a new theatre production. The prestigious theatre director is not confident about her approach but eventually he lets her audition. And finally sees her as the perfect cast. A bizarre game of power and submission begins and nobody really knows who’s dominating whom. Only one thing seems perfectly clear: something is wrong with this woman.
with Madlen Meyer and Peter Seaton-Clark
director Florian Dedio
Premiere: March 23, 2017 at 8pm
additional shows: March 24, 30/31, April 07/8 at 8pm