Venus in Fur
And--as if there needs to be more--it's also about the seduction of theater and how role-playing is the very stuff of life itself. With all that, there's very little room for erotic shenanigans, though the lissome Meyer does cut a delectable figure stomping around the stage in leather bustier and high heels. Most of the time, I just wanted to listen to what she was saying and marvel at how she was saying it. Wondering whether it was possible that someone could be more captivating and inventive in this role than Maggie Meyer, I watched a clip of Arianda in her Tony-winning interpretation. Although it was just a snippet, I swear she didn't come close.
The play's run has recently been extended through April 13.
[Originally published in April, 2014.]