Venus in Fur

Today’s post is about David Ives’ Venus in Fur! The play has heavy sexual references, some violence, explicit language, and (arguably) sexist themes, but if you liked August Strindberg’s Miss Julie or E. L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, then you’re probably well acquainted with these themes. If you’re into metatheatricality,this play will no doubt be of interest to you.

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Topdog/Underdog

Turns out I was on schedule and somehow I got my dates mixed up. Oh well, today’s post is about Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog! There is language, sexual references, and some violent imagery, including gun violence. If you like Sam Shepard’s True West or Ralph Ellison’s the Invisible Man, then Topdog/Underdog will definitely appeal to you!

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The Glass Menagerie

I return from NEWL 2015! It was a great experience, but it’s nice to be back in action. Today’s post is about Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie! This play includes some possibly ableist language and/or depiction and extreme Expressionism, though that second one may not be such a turn off. You’ll enjoy this play if you like memoirs, domestic plays, or family dramas.

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Stop Kiss

Today’s post is about Diana Son’s Stop KissThis play can be uncomfortable to read, let alone watch, if homophobia triggers you. If you like tragedies with a happy ending, love conquering society, or lesbian history, you’ll probably like Stop Kiss.

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