By David Ives

November 2016

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A play about Masochism? 

Two actors rehearsing a play about Masochism? 

Two actors who blur the lines between theater and reality doing a play about Masochism! 

Off The Wall Theatre  is proud to present a Jeremy C. Welter directed production of 
Venus In Fur

Off the Wall Theatre continued its season with David Ives’ “Venus in Fur”, directed by Jeremy C. Welter . When a young actress arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a 19th-century erotic novel, the playwright-director is less than impressed. But the actress’s masterful performance flips the script on the demanding creator’s expectations and turns the session into an electrifying battle of the sexes. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, the award-winning “Venus in Fur” is a laugh-out-loud game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality.

This one act two person show featured newcomer Becky Cofta as Vanda.  Cofta was previously seen in Wild Party with All in Productions (ensemble and dance captain) and also has worked with Greendale Community Theatre (The Little Mermaid) and Alchemist Theatre (Rocky Horror).  She has been dancing for twenty years. 

Playing Thomas was Max Williamson.  He returned to the OTW stage after last being seen in Hamlet as Laertes. Past roles with us include shows like Romeo and Juliet,  Giovanni,  Cabaret,  and our night of Grand  Guignol from Halloween 2016. 

OTW associate director Jeremy C.  Welter directed this production.  Among previous productions directed by Jeremy are Closer,  Trainspotting,  Glengarry Glen Ross,  and Shadow Box.  He also has appeared on stage in over seventy shows in the last twelve years. 

David Roper transformed our small unique theatre space into a small unique theatre space with a window.