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Venus in Fur (Broadway)

  • Acting
    5 stars
  • Direction
    5 stars
  • Overall
    4 stars
  • Production
    4 stars
  • Story
    4 stars
  • Writing
    5 stars
October 13th, 2011
November 8th, 2011
June 17th, 2012
Overall Rating
4.00 / 5, based on 1 review
Comedy Play
Running Time
90 minutes without an intermission


Critically acclaimed as "90 minutes of good, kinky fun" by The New York Times, Venus in Fur makes its Broadway premiere at MTC. Vanda (Nina Arianda) is a preternaturally talented young actress determined to land the lead in Thomas' (Hugh 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 that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. This dazzling new play is written by theatrical mastermind David Ives, and directed by Tony Award® winner Walter Bobbie.


Nina Arianda, Hugh Dancy


  • Playwright: David Ives
  • Direction: Walter Bobbie
  • Scenic Design: John Lee Beatty
  • Costume Design: Anita Yavich
  • Lighting Design: Peter Kaczorowski
  • Sound Design: Acme Sound Partners