All in Twilight Theater Company
David Ives’ play Venus in Fur is either an actor’s wildest dream or worst nightmare: it features only two actors, switching fluidly between roles as they perform a play-within-a-play onstage for an uninterrupted ninety minutes. It’s difficult material that could easily go sideways, exploring sado-masochistic relationships and using portions of an 1870 novel. Fortunately, under Alicia Turvin’s strong direction, Twilight Theater Company’s current production is more than up for the challenge.
I'll admit, despite a personal connection to a cast member, I went into Twilight Theater Company’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s “Stage Kiss” with some trepidation as I'd read a fair portion of the script and it simply hadn't connected with me, but following last night's viewing I'm utterly thrilled to completely reverse my initial hesitation.