Okay Broadway fanatics, it's not really showing yet. It does start on November 8th. However, I got lucky and saw a screening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre last Wednesday. Venus in Fur by David Ives is loosely based on the book by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. It is played by a cast of two: Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy. I believe it is my first time seeing Dancy on Broadway and I won't ever forget him now. I knew Arianda from the Broadway play Born Yesterday. She was captivating then and she is even more mesmerizing now.
These two kept me glued to my mezzanine seat. There wasn't an intermission (probably because it was a screening) yet it moved along very quickly. Hint: If you can, get a mezzanine seat, especially for this play. You get a better sense of things looking down. Arianda played an almost similar role to her debut performance in Born Yesterday, where she went from a childish mistress into a confident semi-educated woman. In Venus in Fur, she acts a silly youn…
Remember the last time you were at MoMA? I couldn't and it is why I was very excited to visit and see what was new. My excitement turned bitter when I found out my CUNY ID no longer got me in for free. What the heck? Oh don't tell me I have already graduated. I know that. I had a good plan which shall remain a secret.
Consider yourselves warned, mates. Unless it is Friday between the times of 4pm and 8:30 pm when you can get free admission, you will need $25 to get beyond that cozy lobby of theirs. If you are a student, it will be $14 after you show them that ID, and if you are sixteen and under, you, of course, get in for FREE! Gosh, perhaps I should get an ID that says I'm sixteen! It's $18 if you are 65 and above. Life is too expensive for an unemployed college graduate. Now I should go spend my time with the Occupy Wall Street Movement! I hear there's free food. As always, thank you soooo much for reading and do follow and or comment!