Venus in Fur is…HOT! I had seen previews of the show on TV and I heard that it received great reviews, but it’s not until you see it live that youknow just howgood it is.
When the show first started I
was a little nervous because Vanda, played by Nina Arianda, is really annoying. Her voice is high pitched and whiny, and she’s a ditz, but once she starts the audition for a part in Thomas’ play (played by Hugh Dancy), Venus in Fur only gets better and better. The play
description says it best, “”Vanda’s emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright/director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex”” (Venus in Fur).
Arianda and Dancy perform amazingly well together on stage. They’re both attractive and sexually charged. It was the first show I wished would go on longer. I also left the theater trying to dissect what went on onstage. Who has the power in the end? Vanda or Thomas? I now have a desire to read the book.
Venus in Fur is the perfect mix ofdesire, kinkery andpsychological play with a dash of humor. It has even been compared to the hit S&M trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey. I highly recommend seeing Venus in Fur. As I said before, you’ll continue to think about the show even after it’s over.