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Venus in Fur

By David Ives
Directed by Katherine Almquist

February 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 2019
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee
We are pleased to offer a complimentary romantic cocktail, in honor of St. Valentine's Day, on February 14, 15 & 16. Please join us in the Green Room at 7:30.

Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas's interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.
Recommended for Mature Audiences

Agnes Fohn

Chris Luongo


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Does one need to have a monologue prepared?

1 week ago

As the two move back and forth between the script and the audition, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

"Venus in Fur" at the Sherman Playhouse.
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As the two move back and forth between the script and the audition, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

Venus in Fur at the Sherman Playhouse.

1 week ago

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Agnes Fohn and Chris Luongo in Venus in Fur opening this weekend. Trish Haldin photo. Krispy Kreho set painting. Paul Tines set design. Al Chiappetta lights and set. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Agnes Fohn and Chris Luongo in Venus in Fur opening this weekend.  Trish Haldin photo.  Krispy Kreho set painting.  Paul Tines set design.  Al Chiappetta lights and set.  Shermanplayers.org

 

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Great walls.

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Rehearsal shot of Venus in Fur. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Rehearsal shot of Venus in Fur. Shermanplayers.org

3 weeks ago

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REMINDER AND SNOW DATE:
Steve Manzino's memorial is still scheduled at the Playhouse Feb. 9 at 6:30. SNOW DATE will be that Sunday Feb. 10 at same time and same place. Please log onto this FB page if there is a change by Friday evening Feb 8.
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REMINDER AND SNOW DATE:
Steve Manzinos memorial is still scheduled at the Playhouse Feb. 9 at 6:30.  SNOW DATE will be that Sunday Feb. 10 at same time and same place.  Please log onto this FB page if there is a change by Friday evening Feb 8.

4 weeks ago

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Seating goes fast. Reserve today. Jccinsherman.org. Shakespeare actors include Kate Morris, Kimberly Marcus, Steven Stott, Timothy Huber, Kathleen Shaughnessy, Peter Haynes, Abi Heydenberg, Sheri Bresson, Meg Jones, Stacy-Lee Frome, Katherine McCollian, Lizzy Booth, Emelia Getzenger, and Mike Armstrong. Directed and Arranged by Robin Frome. All new scenes and monologues from The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Ceasar, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra and As You Like It. Plus Sonnets and Songs. ... See moreSee less

Seating goes fast.  Reserve today. Jccinsherman.org. Shakespeare actors include Kate Morris, Kimberly Marcus, Steven Stott, Timothy Huber, Kathleen Shaughnessy, Peter Haynes, Abi Heydenberg, Sheri Bresson, Meg Jones, Stacy-Lee Frome, Katherine McCollian, Lizzy Booth, Emelia Getzenger, and Mike Armstrong.  Directed and Arranged by Robin Frome.  All new scenes and monologues from The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Ceasar, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra and As You Like It.  Plus Sonnets and Songs.

 

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Let’s go to this if we can.

1 month ago

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Great News. The 4th annual Sherman Opry made just under $2000.00 for the playhouse expenses. Thanks to all who participated on and offstage and our wonderful patrons. See y’all next year. ... See moreSee less

 

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It was an honor to participate. Hope to be invited next year!

FANTASTIC !

1 month ago

Lovers of history and literature are invited to come hear a presentation by Walt Whitman, Sunday, January 13.
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1 month ago

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The Manzino family will be remembering actor, Steve Manzino at a special memorial service at the Sherman Playhouse February 9 at 6:30 pm. Individuals will be asked to speak about Steven and we will be showing a montage video of some of Steve's past performances.. The Manzino family will be providing light refreshments in our green room. This memorial is open to the public but please email Playhouse President, Robin Frome, by Feb 8, if you would like to speak. We will be gathering an ongoing list of speakers. Frome@snet.net. ... See moreSee less

The Manzino family will be remembering actor, Steve Manzino at a special memorial service at the Sherman Playhouse  February 9 at 6:30 pm.  Individuals will be asked to speak about Steven and we will be showing a montage video of some of Steves past performances..  The Manzino  family will be providing light refreshments in our green room.  This memorial is open to the public but please email Playhouse President, Robin Frome, by Feb 8, if you would like to speak.  We will be gathering an ongoing list of speakers.  Frome@snet.net.

 

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I wish I lived closer so I could be able to go.. Rest In Peace Steve you where a great friend.

I will not be in CT unfortunately but I would like to give my condolences to the family, he was a great person and a great actor. Reast in peace.

See you there!

May he Rest In Peace

We will be there

I hope to go..

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2 months ago

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AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED!!

The Sherman Playhouse will be auditioning for The Graduate by Buck Henry, Terry Johnson, Charles Webb, Calder Willingham Directed by Susan Abrams.

This is the first play adaptation of the classic novel and cult film. Benjamin's got excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs. Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him. A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 1960s. Now Benjamin's disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life in this world stage production.

Director Susan Abrams makes her way back to the Sherman stage after directing The Guys and Enchanted April, Talk Radio at Theatreworks New Milford and Female Transport at The Phoenix Stage Company in Oakville, CT.

The Playhouse will be looking for five males and six females 18 to 60 years of age Non-speaking roles will be available - a great introduction to a theater and novices are encouraged to audition. All types and ages over 18 will be considered.
Open auditions on February 18 & February 19th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Sherman Playhouse. (Shermanplayers.org for directions Call-backs, if required, will take place on February 20th at 7:00pm.

All actors will be asked to read from the script at auditions..

Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday (starting with one Sunday March 3 with first table read, time TBA) 7-930 pm

Production dates are: April 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 (Matinee), May 3, 4, 5 (Matinee), 10,11, 2019

For questions regarding this production, please contact director, Susan Abrams at snuzywaa5a@gmail.com

CAST LIST:

BENJAMIN - 20-25
MRS. ROBINSON 40-60
MR. ROBINSON 50-65
ELAINE - 20-25
MR. BRADDOCK (DAD) 40-60
MRS. BRADDOCK (MOM) 40-60
STRIPPER 18-35
HOTEL CLERK - 18- up
PSYCHIATRIST - 35-up
MEN (20s to 60s) -
WEDDING GUESTS (all ages over 18)
PRIEST 30-up
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AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED!!

The Sherman Playhouse will be auditioning for The Graduate by Buck Henry, Terry Johnson, Charles Webb, Calder Willingham  Directed by Susan Abrams.  

This is the first play adaptation of the classic novel and cult film. Benjamins got excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs. Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him. A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 1960s. Now Benjamins disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life in this world stage production.

Director Susan Abrams makes her way back to the Sherman stage after directing The Guys and Enchanted April, Talk Radio at Theatreworks New Milford and Female Transport at The Phoenix Stage Company in Oakville, CT.

The Playhouse will be looking for five males and six females 18 to 60 years of age  Non-speaking roles will be available - a great introduction to a theater and novices are encouraged to audition. All types and ages over 18 will be considered. 
Open auditions on February 18 & February 19th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Sherman Playhouse. (Shermanplayers.org for directions  Call-backs, if required, will take place on February 20th at 7:00pm. 

All actors will be asked to read from the script at auditions.. 

Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday (starting with one Sunday March 3 with first table read, time TBA) 7-930 pm

Production dates are:  April 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 (Matinee), May 3, 4, 5 (Matinee), 10,11, 2019

For questions regarding this production, please contact director, Susan Abrams at snuzywaa5a@gmail.com 

CAST LIST:

BENJAMIN - 20-25 
MRS. ROBINSON 40-60 
MR. ROBINSON 50-65 
ELAINE - 20-25 
MR. BRADDOCK (DAD) 40-60 
MRS. BRADDOCK (MOM) 40-60 
STRIPPER 18-35 
HOTEL CLERK - 18- up
PSYCHIATRIST - 35-up
MEN (20s to 60s) - 
WEDDING GUESTS (all ages over 18)
PRIEST 30-up

 

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Interesting

An excellent choice and a perfect director! This is one that I might actually haul my tired old bones out to see! Although (because I'm a crazy old curmudgeon) since The Graduate won a crap ton of Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs etc...do we really think that Mike Nichols created a cult film? The notion of The Graduate as a cult film so perturbed me that I actually checked Wikipedia's extensive and impressive list of cult films under G, and nope, no The Graduate. (Hopefully this will inspired spirited debate and create a cult following for the show before it opens! 😜) #plastics

I would love to see this!

Great play. Played Mr Braddock back in 2012 at Ivoryton. Such a blast.

Fantastic show!

Looking forward to it πŸ₯°

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Harrison H. Rouse

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Interesting silhouette.

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Agnes Fohn as Vanda in Venus in Fur

 

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I think I gotta get a ticket to see this one!

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