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Venus Theatre takes on 'feminist fables' in new season

Venus Theatre takes on 'feminist fables' in new season

Wild, dark and sad with moments of fun is how Venus Theatre founder Deb Randall describes the 2015 season for the C Street theatre. Four plays written by women will get their premieres in a season Randall has dubbed "Feral 15: Feminist Fables with No Strings Attached."

"I came up with that theme because each play deals with intense topics and they feel wild, like feral cats, who can be wild, playful and unapologetic," Randall said. "I'll use puppetry in each of them, which is where the no strings attached comes in. The puppets and other elements in the plays will keep them fun with lots of color."

Some of the productions may have one puppet and...