France was so ripe for a Revolution in 1738 when somebody named Alexis Piron wrote a farce about pop poets which translates, sort of, as The Metromaniacs and offers a splendid opportunity for mindless gamboling at the Old Globe Theatre, where…

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It is easy to see why regional theatres have found Venus in Fur to be the most appealing of recent New York offerings to produce… It is written by David Ives, a proven commodity with audiences (his All in the Timing is a staple of regional theatre). And, it’s about sex, though with enough other “stuff” thrown in so as not to shake audience sensibilities too much. San Diego REP’s production takes advantage of all of these pluses, and if it doesn’t achieve maximum potential it won’t disappoint its audiences, either.

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