David Ives Play Set for Discussion December 10th
The Stratford Library’s monthly “Script Talk!” program concludes its annual fall season with David Ives recent contemporary comedy, “Venus in Fur” on Tuesday, December 10h beginning at noon. The drama and film discussion series, currently in its 27th season and sponsored by the Square One Theatre Company, is free and open to the public.
The writer-director of a new play has written an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Furs by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, which inspired the term “Masochism”. He is on the telephone lamenting the inadequacies of all the actresses who showed up that day to audition for the lead character. Suddenly, at the last minute, a new actress bursts in, the exemplar of every fault he has decried: needy, crude, compliant, desperate. She convinces him to read through his play while she plays opposite him. During this reading, she shows astonishing insights into the novel and her character and the balance of power shifts as the actress establishes total dominance over the director, exactly as in the novel.
“Script Talk!” will begin at noon on December 10th in the Library’s Lovell Room. Copies of the play are currently available at the Check-Out Desk. The discussion is moderated by area theatre and library programming director Tom Holehan. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch to the program – coffee and tea will be served.
For further information call the Public Relations and Programming Office at: 203.385.4162.
Discussion at Noon: Lovell Room
Discussion leader: Tom Holehan
Stratford Library Association
2203 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615