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Steamy, sexy, powerful. ‘Venus in Fur’

Steamy, sexy, powerful. ‘Venus in Fur’ If I didn’t fear it might confuse readers and perturb my editors, my opening sentence for this review of “Venus in Fur,” playing at the Gulfshore Playhouse, would be a big, bold exclamation point. Or maybe even three in a row, for emphasis (like the band named !!!). On...

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Venus in Fur by David Ives

Tension-filled play looks at the power and sexual politics lurking within S&M Lightning flashes outside Thomas’ New York City audition studio, but don’t mistake that low rumble for mere thunder. It’s the sound of a man’s life changing forever. Of course, poor Thomas doesn’t know that when a young actress bursts into his studio several...

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Venus rises to triumphant opening

‘Venus’ rises to triumphant opening The fur flew. Oh, come on. That pun wrote itself. The play is called “Venus in Fur.” Caucasian sable from Kazakhstan. And subtext. Acres of subtext – even if we never get acres of skin. This isn’t porn, after all. Unless you use your imagination. “…opening the fur to reveal...

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Using Our Imaginations

The thing that has been on my mind throughout the rehearsal process and tech of VENUS has been how truly amazing the art of live theatre is, and how grateful I am to be able to work in it. Why?  Well, among many other reasons, such as working with passionate, creative, talented people on works...

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God Is In The Details

I thought I would write about the fascinating amount of details that I am focusing on in my everyday life here at The Playhouse. And given that coming up with a title to my blog posts has proven to be the hardest part about writing them, I got really excited, because immediately I was like,...

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Life Inside the Bubble by Maura Lohan

The Gulfshore Playhouse Administrative Office has been lovingly dubbed “The Bubble” by certain GP staff members. At the peak of season, our little room at the far end of the Norris Center houses 8 people working on everything from creative conversations about an upcoming production to payroll. And, as you can imagine, it gets a...

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This Crazy Art/Business by Cody Nickell

Well, here we go, my first blog post of the season. And according to our “New Blog Policy,” I will be writing a post every Wednesday. The Producing Artistic Director, the General Manager, and the Marketing Coordinator have also been assigned blog days during the week, so you, dear reader, will have a lot more...