Venus in Fur at the Myrna Loy Center

Julie Porter and Dan Nickerson spend close to 90 uninterrupted minutes on the stage, flowing, dancing, twirling between their main characters and the characters in a play within the play, which has the same title as the play, in what is, honestly, the most fun I’ve had in a theatre audience. The talent on display by both actors is immense.

Julia’s hysterical breaks from the civilized character in the play-within-the-play to the hyper-dramatic, stereotypical dingbat actress of her main character (or is she?) are both abrupt and delightful. They’ll catch you off-guard and turn your perceptions sideways.

Dan’s delightful progression from neurotic director/writer/adaptor to submissive partner is tantalizing, terrible and awesome. Especially when he… no, you’ll just have to go see it.

From the dog collar to the riding crop, from the stockings to the boots to the smoldering looks both cast at each other, this is definitely the show to see. Get to the Myrna Loy Center now!

 

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