Venus in Fur Has Legs, Will Extend Three Extra Weeks

News   Venus in Fur Has Legs, Will Extend Three Extra Weeks The Off-Broadway world premiere of David Ives' Venus in Fur, about an actress and director sparring in an audition scenario, will get three extra weeks, to March 28, at Classic Stage Company's home in the East Village.
Venus in Fur stars Wes Bentley and Nina Arianda.
Venus in Fur stars Wes Bentley and Nina Arianda. Photo by Joan Marcus

Venus in Fur has now become the longest-running production in CSC's 42-year history. It had already been extended by two weeks, first to March 7, following solid reviews. It opened Jan. 26 after previews from Jan. 13. Directed by Walter Bobbie, and featuring Nina Arianda and Wes Bentley, Venus in Fur, according to CSC is inspired by the infamous erotic novel of the same name, and "takes us behind the scenes of an audition, where a man and a woman blur the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex."

It's "a crackling exploration of sexual control and desire" that "is captive to David Ives' famous combination of classic rigor and contemporary wit."

Newcomer Arianda, in particular, has been celebrated by critics for her turn. She is a recent NYU graduate acting alumna.

CSC is at 136 East 13th Street in Manhattan. Performances are $70-$75 and play Tuesday through Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM.

For tickets and information, visit www.classicstage.org or call (866) 811-4111, or (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box office Monday through Friday noon to 6 PM.

Wes Bentley and Nina Arianda
Wes Bentley and Nina Arianda
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