“Wildly intelligent and sometimes frightening.”
—Hilton Als, New Yorker
“Nifty, skillfully wrought entertainment, an enjoyable game of kitten-with-a-whip and mouse.”
—Charles Isherwood, New York Times
“David Ives . . . has grown into a playwright of considerable consequence—which doesn’t mean that he’s lost his sense of humor. Venus in Fur . . . actually feels a bit like one of Mr. Ives’s one-act plays writ large, though it cuts much deeper, both intellectually and emotionally.”
—Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
About the Author
David Ives’s plays include two evenings of one-act comedies, All in the Timing (winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award) and Time Flies, as well as New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza; Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; Polish Joke; and Ancient History. He has also adapted Corneille’s The Liar, Molière’s The School for Lies, and Regnard’s Le Légataire universel.