Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur

Nina Arianda (Born Yesterday) dazzled audiences last year in the play's Off-Broadway run as a talented young actress whose seductive audition turns into a power struggle. Inspired by the infamous erotic novel of the same name. Behind the scenes of an audition, a man and a woman blur the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. A crackling exploration of sexual control and desire. The play starts in the Lyceum Theatre on Feb 7, after running in the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Show Category: Drama/Mature

Opening:Feb 7, 2012
Closing:Jun 17, 2012

Theater Information
Lyceum Theatre
149 West 45th
New York, NY
Between 6th and 7th Ave.


1.5 stars1.5 stars1.5 stars1.5 stars1.5 stars by Anonymous

This is the show that all of the critics raved about last year in its off-broadway incarnation. So much did they rave that they transferred this to Broadway.

I call it The Emperor's New Fur as I must have missed something.

In spite of wonderful performances by the obviously gifted Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy (albeit most notably in the first 10 minutes) the play is a tedious bore.

It starts out great. An actress being late for her audition and talking the author into seeing her perform in spite of lateness. Then the author is so taken with her audition, that the actress and the author read the play and act out"Venus in Fur"for the remainder of the one hour and 15 minutes.

This is where the snooze comes in. Was the moon in Aquarius the night this was reviewed off broadway?? I don't get it. Look everyone there is no play except a play within a play. Yawn.

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