Casting Announcement: “Venus in Fur” (A Providence PopUp)

On behalf of Providence Players of Fairfax, Director Jimmy Gertzog is pleased to announce the cast of Venus in Fur.

Thomas is a playwright and director, desperately in need of an actress. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, Thomas is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script on his expectations and turns the session into a tango for dominance between actress and director, woman and man, a provocative exploration of gender roles and the intricate dynamic of artistic collaboration.  Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York TimesVenus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize.  This play contains strong language and adult content.


Vanda Jordan – Andra Whitt
Thomas Novachek – Ari Post 



Jimmy Gertzog is a long-time member, marking over two decades of creativity at Providence Players.  He recently directed “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” in spring 2017 and the award-winning production of “Side Man” in early 2012.  Jimmy played Ed Carmichael in PPF’s revival of “You Can’t Take It With You,” and Jim in “Big Tree Falls.”  More often his credits come from technical roles, especially sound design, set construction, and lighting (“Bobby Gould in Hell,” “Lovers & Executioners,” “The Front Page,” “Phantom Tollbooth,” “Calendar Girls,” “Of Mice and Men,” “Little Shop of Horrors”).  He is eternally indebted to his wife Audrey for settling, and he cannot wait to introduce his two small kids Tristan & Cordelia to the joys of theater.