A Live Performance of “Venus in Fur”

“In 2013, ‘Venus in Fur’ was the most produced play in America,” according to actor/director/producer Guy Roberts. “As soon as I read it, I realized that David Ives had written one of the great modern roles for women.” So Roberts decided the work, based on the erotic novel Venus in Furs, was perfect for his Prague Shakespeare Company to do, which it did in both English- and Czech-language versions. (According to Roberts, no jokes were lost in translation.) Now the company is bringing the English version to Houston’s Main Street Theater to once again tell the story of an aspiring actress and a director/playwright who’s very full of himself.

The Prague Company, which has also teamed up with Main Street to present Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night this month, has benefited greatly from its five-year association with the Houston theater in which productions have been done in both countries involving actors from both countries, Roberts says. “So many of Main Street’s audiences have seen Jessica and I onstage in Shakespeare. We hope they’ll come to see us in this.”

At The Heights at Park Row in Houston, Texas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Date/Time: 
Friday, January 22, 2015 – 7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Main Street Theater 
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77005

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