The Edge Productions’ “Venus in Fur”

The Edge Productions opens its tantalizing production of Venus in Fur this week at Shō Studios. This dynamic, intriguing two person play by David Ives is perfectly suited to the intimate setting at Shō, and beguiles audience members with a story of art, love, and the politics of sex. Venus in Fur is based on…

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University Players’ “Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play”

I had always thought it would be Shakespeare's works that survived the dreaded apocalypse. But in Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, it's the hit TV show The Simpson's that the survivors cling to for entertainment and solace; a reminder of a time before things went awry. Launching the University Players' 60th season,…

“Perf(ucked)” written and performed by Somerville Black

Perf(ucked), a new piece conceived and performed by Somerville Black, premiered at the University of Windsor. A true display of vulnerability, both physically and emotionally, Perf(ucked) explores the evening of a model/waitress as she discusses her life with the artists sketching her. I was astounded at the level of openness Black infused into this piece, as…