Portland Center Stage Adds Venus in Fur to Upcoming Season; Clybourne Park Also Planned

News   Portland Center Stage Adds Venus in Fur to Upcoming Season; Clybourne Park Also Planned
David Ives' steamy Tony Award-nominated play Venus in Fur has been added to Portland Center Stage's 2012-13 season.

The acclaimed two-hander about a playwright who shares a mysterious encounter with a ferociously talented actress ends its Broadway run June 17, and theatres around the country have been announcing the title.

Venus in Fur replaces PCS's previously announced production of Lungs in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Dates of production will be announced shortly.

"We felt lucky to have excellent options for that place in our season, but when the representative for Venus let us know that we could, in fact, have the rights at this time, I felt that it was important to bring this amazing new comedy to our audiences fresh off its New York success, and decided to include it in our 2012-2013 season," artistic director Chris Coleman said in a statement.

The season will also feature main-stage productions of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony-winning musical Sweeney Todd, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, James Still's I Love to Eat, Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man, Jeffrey Hatcher and Rob Ruggiero's Ella: The Musical and Bruce Norris' Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Clybourne Park.

The Ellyn Bye Studio season will also include the world premiere of Dan O'Brien's The Body of An American and the premiere of Lauren Weedman's The People's Republic of Portland. Complete dates of production and casting will be announced at a later date. 

For tickets visit PCS.org. Portland Center Stage performs at the Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Avenue in Portland, OR.

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