This weekend, I’m watching The Necessary Theater’s staging of Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Bart Guingona and starring David and Jennifer Bianco. Everything about this production and this play appeals to me. I love Bart Guingona’s direction, especially after seeing his work with Red and Full Gallop, I’m sure that he is perfect for this two-actor play about a power struggle between an actress and the director, a man and a woman, and where reality and fiction start overlapping on each other and it everything gets blurry.
Read more about my expectations and a short excerpt from a press roundtable with the creative team of Venus in Fur: Must Watch: Venus in Fur.
David and Jennifer Bianco are friends of mine who I met during my monthly play reading group and I have come to know their beautiful artistic spirit and their lovely souls. I know them as people and I’ve seen them perform on a cold reading of a play; but I’ve never seen them perform on stage yet and so this is really, really exciting for me. I know they are talented and committed to their craft and so to be able to finally see my new friends on stage is exciting.
And everything about this play spells out as something I’m going to enjoy. I can’t wait for Saturday. I can’t wait to see this play.