From BU Today, January 13, 2014: "Since its debut three years ago, David Ives' piquant Venus in Fur has been widely praised for providing, as New York Times critic Charles Isherwood wrote after the production moved from off-Broadway to Broadway, a 'seriously smart and very funny stage seminar on the destabilizing nature of sexual desire.' . . . "
From WBUR 90.9 Radio Boston, January 9, 2014: "Based loosely on David Ives’ 19th-century erotic novella, Venus in Furs, the play is all about seduction, submission and domination. But what makes it great drama is that it’s never quite clear who’s being seduced, who’s being dominated and who holds the power. . . . "
From The Boston Globe, December 26, 2013: "It could be easy to dismiss David Ives's Venus in Fur, loosely inspired by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 erotica novella Venus in Furs, as salacious smut. After all, Ives's comedic thriller of a play features psychosexual gamesmanship, talk of submission and domination, and a man wearing a dog collar who gets bound to a pipe. . . . "
From BostonDateNight.com / MetroWest Daily News, January 1, 2014: "What's the most desired mood for 'date night'? Sexy, of course! If you are game for playing along in date night scenarios, then the steamy Venus in Fur, a new production from the Huntington Theatre Company, provides the perfect inspiration for a 'Sexy in the City' date night. . . . "