It was witty, sexy and thought-provoking. If you read Fifty Shades of Grey then this play will interest you and not because of the reference to S&M but some of the psychology behind it.
The lead actress Libby Munro was amazing. I always leave plays wondering how they even remember their lines, but the way she went in and out of the roles – it was flawless.
I would without a doubt recommend this play! It’s a definite add to your “Go See” list. Tickets $45-$65.
Here is the actual Write-up from the QPAC Website.
The end of a long day of casting, and playwright-director Thomas (Todd Macdonald) can’t find the right woman. He needs beautiful-sexy-articulate, young, with a “particle of brain”. He needs someone to play a mistress, but has endured a parade of 35 misfires.
Thomas is adapting Venus In Furs, the infamously kinky 1870 novel by Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch –the etymological father of masochism. It calls for a purring, confident dominatrix.
He gets more than he expected when the raging storm blows in Vanda (Libby Munro) – late, frazzled, with the very litany of the flaws he just decried. She talks of Venus in Furs as one might talk of Fifty Shades of Grey.
As the director takes a chance and allows her to read anyway, the balance of power tilts between actress and director, mistress and slave. Thomas and Vanda become two people handcuffed at the heart in David Ives’ deliciously sassy, sexy, character-driven power-play.
Take direction: Submit, and spend an evening at the mercy of Venus in Fur.
Please note this performance contains strong and high level coarse language, strong sexual references, adult references to relationships, fidelity and sexuality