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Venus in Fur (play)
Rep Stage opens season with spicy, stinging 'Venus in Fur'
Rep Stage opens season with spicy, stinging 'Venus in Fur'

Judging by the spicy, sophisticated production of David Ives' “Venus in Fur," it's going to be an interesting year for the Columbia-based professional company Rep Stage, now in its first full season planned by recently appointed co-producing artistic directors Suzanne Beal and Joseph W. Ritsch. "Venus in Fur," a hit on Broadway in 2011, manages a neat little trick of turning tables and shifting centers of gravity as it confronts issues of desire, passion, sexuality and domination. It's also pretty funny. And you thought sadomasochism was so, so serious. At the start of the two-character work, a playwright-director named Thomas has just wrapped up a...

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