Alley Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, who saw the play off-Broadway before it moved to Broadway, where it was a Tony Awards® nominee for Best Play, said this is a great leap forward in the work being done by Ives. “Venus in Fur is stuck in this wonderful metaphor of the theater,” Boyd says. “Any of us who’ve spent time in this work spent a lot of time in audition rooms or rehearsal rooms, where this play is set. He’s really kind of turning it all on its head by saying, ‘We don’t really know where the power in the room is.’”
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Through November 10. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit alleytheatre.org. $25 to $75.
Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Oct. 11. Continues through Nov. 10, 2013