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The central tenets of Baruch de Spinoza’s rationalist ethos are explored exhaustively and exhaustingly in GableStage’s intriguing production of David Ives’ New Jerusalem which surely counts as the textbook definition of “thought-provoking theater.
In the case of GableStage’s production of the message comedy about sexual politics, Venus In Fur, the only thing to be certain of is the stunning performance by Betsy Graver.
No question, David Ives’ Venus In Fur is an intelligent, thought-provoking comedy-drama featuring a strong performance by Hugh Dancy and one breakout tell-your-grandkids-about-it tour-de-force by Nina Arianda, all guided by Walter Bobbie’s surefooted direction. But the play itself just didn’t seem to be worth all the commotion.,