Music City Theatre Company’s ‘Venus in Fur’ Back for Four More

Venus in Fur 1It was so much fun they are at it again: Music City Theatre Company revives its terrific first-Tennessee production of David IvesVenus in Fur tonight through Saturday.

When the show – starring Carrie Jennings and Bradley Moore, who also directs – hit the Vibe Nightclub stage in February my review concluded “If you seek the rewards of edgy contemporary theater in Nashville please don’t miss Venus in Fur.” My opinion hasn’t changed.

Want to see if you agree? Then catch one (or more) of the four 7:30 p.m. shows at the Vibe (1713 Church St.); the doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there’s a full cash bar open every night to get you in the proper frame of mind. Tonight is a pay-what-you-can performance of the show that runs 90 minutes with no intermission; the regular price for tickets is $12 and all major credit cards are accepted at the box office.

A final note: Venus in Fur is recommended for mature audiences because of thematic elements and language. Nothing against family entertainments, but a show grown-ups can savor is a very fine thing too, particularly when it is as well done as this offering.

Here are some great publicity shots by William Thomas Boggess:

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*Photos by William Thomas Boggess courtesy Music City Theatre Company.

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About Evans Donnell

Evans Donnell is the chief theater, film and opera critic as well as co-founder of ArtsNash. He wrote reviews and features about theater, opera and classical music for The Tennessean from 2002 to 2011. He was the theater, film and opera critic for ArtNowNashville.com from 2011 to 2012. Donnell has also contributed to The Sondheim Review, Back Stage, The City Paper (Nashville), the Nashville Banner, The (Bowling Green, Ky.) Daily News and several other publications since beginning his professional journalism career in 1985 with The Lebanon (Tenn.) Democrat. He was selected as a fellow for the 2004 National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and for National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) arts journalism institutes for theater and musical theater at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2006 and classical music and opera at the Columbia University School of Journalism in 2009. He has also been an actor (member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA), founding and running AthensSouth Theatre from 1996 to 2001 and appearing in Milos Forman’s “The People vs Larry Flynt” among other credits. Donnell is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (www.americantheatrecritics.org).