Sunday, December 18, 2011

Venus in Future

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Venus in Fur has been playing to rave reviews since it opened on November 8th. The dark play by David Ives, based on the novel that inspired the term masochism, is directed by Walter Bobbie and stars Hugh Dancy and Nina Arianda. Here's how producers are describing the show. "Vanda (Arianda) is a preternaturally talented young actress determined to land the lead in Thomas' (Dancy) new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Her emotionally-charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright/director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex."

The production is supposed to end its run at Manhattan Theatre Club today, but this is not the end for the show. The show was so successful that commercial producers are giving the show a chance. The commercial run of the show will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre starting February 7th. Both Dancy and Arianda will star in the return engagement.

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