VENUS IN FUR opens with a cynical playwright lamenting the lack of talent in the actresses he has auditioned for his new play based on an erotic novel. Ditzy actress Vanda arrives two hours late. Sparks and punch lines fly, but underneath the humor something wicked and dangerous bubbles to surface. It builds to a punch-in-the-gut ending you’ll never see coming.
This production marks the first time Flying Anvil Theatre will produce a show in a downtown space currently being renovated by Hatcher Hill at 525 N. Gay Street. The City of Knoxville is giving a facelift to the entire block, with new lighting, curb cuts and trees to match the rest of Gay Street.
VENUS IN FUR will open with a ‘pay-what-you-want’ preview on October 30, a $20 preview on Halloween ($15 if you come in costume!) and a $35 Gala opening on Friday, November 1st. Other performances are November 2 and 3, November 7-10 and 14-17. Evening shows are at 7:30 PM, Sunday matinee at 2:00. Admission for these performances is $25. Reserve and purchase tickets through KnoxTIX at www.knoxtix.com or by calling 865-523-7521. Tickets are also available at the door.
Flying Anvil Theatre’s mission is to present provocative theatre of the highest professional quality by staging plays that entertain, inspire, and engage the audience.