Our FREE! Script-In-Hand Informal Play Reading

Venus in Fur

Director – Betsey Manzoni

Author: David Ives

New York City – Today.  Thomas Novachek is the writer-director of a new play; an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Furs.  Actress Vanda Jordan auditions for the main role, showing astonishing insight into the novel and her character.  The balance of power is reversed, and the actress establishes dominance over the director, which is similar to what occurs in the novel.



WHEN & TIME: Saturday – May 6, 2017 – 7:30p.m.

WHERE: The Drama Group Studio Theatre 330 West 202nd Street – Chicago Heights, IL




Since 2011, The Drama Group has offered script-in-hand readings of a variety of plays, expanding the scope of our offerings to Patrons, Subscribers and Members alike.  Offered free-of-charge as true community out-reach, the series has brought to the stage titles we haven’t been able to fit into our subscription season.  The wide variety of plays featured have come from World Literature, popular American Drama, New Plays under development and Classics of Readers Theatre.  Building these evenings on a shoestring with minimal rehearsal and production value allows us to focus in on the story.

We’re always encouraging new participants and fresh ideas for this program.  If you have interest in directing or participating as an actor, please contact the Reading Series Curator, Warren Sampson.  wsampson@dramagroup.org