Cindy Bandle Young Critics Blog

Cindy Bandle Young Critics Blog

Cindy Bandle Young Critics Blog

‘Venus in Fur’ dazzles and excites

Posted by: Sophia Goethals at 03/18/2014 03:00 PM
‘Venus in Fur’ dazzles and excites

Imagine the sexiest woman you can, with the curves of Marilyn Monroe, the humor of Tina Fey and the sexual energy of a pubescent teenage boy. This is Vanda (played by Amanda Drinkall) in the new play being performed at the Goodman Theatre.

Venus Favors the Bold

Posted by: Melody DeRogatis at 03/18/2014 02:30 PM
Venus Favors the Bold

 Suffice to say, “Venus In Fur” is no porno, but a seductive, astute, droll, yet dramatic masterpiece.

Venus in Fur

Posted by: Grace Hildebrand at 03/18/2014 01:00 PM
Venus in Fur

Running for only 95 minutes, with a cast of only two characters, Goodman Theatre’sVenus in Fur keeps it short, and simple- but far from sweet. The lack of saccharinity by no means detracts from production. In fact, this absence allows room for  the play’s appealing provocative edge.

Theatre Review: Venus in Fur

Posted by: Ariel Majewski at 03/18/2014 11:30 AM
Theatre Review: Venus in Fur

“Venus in Fur,” the new production at the Goodman Theatre, contains a broad range of elements that leave an unexpected, striking endnote.

Venus in Fur

Posted by: Anne Amann at 03/18/2014 11:30 AM
Venus in Fur

Sex.

That’s what I expected, sitting down in the Goodman’s beautiful Albert theatre, preparing to see David Ives’ recent exploit, Venus in Fur. With this bias in mind, I found Venus in Fur is an excellent comedy, with strikingly real characters and subtly elegant plot twists.