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Playhouse’s “Venus in Fur” Earns 4 Star LCT Rating

PlayhouseVenusImagePanelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Venus in Fur with a 4 Star Rating.

In Venus in Fur, at the end of a long day of auditions, a playwright is convinced he’ll never find the right actress to play the heroine in his adaptation of a scandalous 19th century erotic novel. Enter Vanda, determined to prove she possesses the perfect blend of beauty, intelligence and sex appeal for the role. As the two act out the play, reality and fiction begin to blur in an electrifying cat-and-mouse game of love, seduction and power.

Panelists said of Venus in Fur: “an example of thoughtful, intriguing, and well-produced new plays that renew my faith in theatre… an important show, a must see to conclude the season.” The performance of Greta Wohlrabe, as Vanda, was particularly noted as “breathtaking… she switched back and forth between the roles with seemingly effortless skill and had the audience in the palm of her hand.” Misha Kachman’s scenic design was also praised: “The beautifully designed industrial space set the stage for raw emotions to be laid bare.”

Venus in Fur continues through May 17th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.cincyplay.com.

League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.