Onstage: Venus in Fur

“90 minutes of good, kinky fun” is how The New York Times described this Broadway hit from 2011.

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Venus in Fur

“90 minutes of good, kinky fun” is how The New York Times described this Broadway hit from 2011. The Cincinnati Playhouse is one of numerous American theaters staging David Ives’ arousing show this season. When an ambitious and attractive actress arrives late for her audition for a play based on an erotic novel from Victorian England, the director thinks she’s wasting his time. But her performance turns the tables quickly as the story becomes a cat-and-mouse game of who’s really in charge. It’s a hilarious study of the politics of sex — for adults only. 

Through May 17. $30-$80. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, 513-421-3888, cincyplay.com.

Rick Pender

RICK PENDER has written about theater for CityBeat since its first issues in 1994. Before that he wrote for EveryBody’s News. From 1998 to 2006 he was CityBeat’s arts & entertainment editor. Retired from a long career in public relations, he’s still a local arts fan, providing readers (and public radio listeners)...
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