Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.

That quote is by none other than Groucho Marx. It’s the kind of thing he might have said after viewing a production of David Ives funny, sexy play VENUS IN FUR.   

David Ives is perhaps best known for his evening of one-act plays, All In The Timing (he has been included in the “Best Short Plays” series seven times), and for his drama Venus in Fur, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. His plays include New Jerusalem: The Interrogation Of Baruch De Spinoza; The School For Lies (adapted from Molière’s The Misanthrope); The Liar (adapted from Corneille); Time Flies; and Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain). He has also translated Feydeau’s A Flea In Her Ear and Yasmina Reza’s A Spanish Play. A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and a graduate of The Yale School of Drama, he lives in New York City.

In other words, Mr. Ives knows a thing or two about writing for the stage.

Flying Anvil is neck deep into preparations for the show and the space – so check out the dates on our home page and come see us!  Here are a few photo’s from rehearsal – and wait till you see Carolyn – er, I mean Vanda – in full regalia.  NOTE:  Adult themes and language!

Student tickets at the door are $15.  If you bring in our Metropulse ad and pay at the door you will save $5.00.

Check out our home page for further details. We look forward to seeing you  at the show!



A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.   -Eleanor Roosevelt.


When women go wrong, men go right after them. – Mae West


Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful.  In truth, women are the strong ones.  It is just my opinion, I am not a professor. – Coco Chanel


Ah, women.  They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. – Friedrich Nietzche

Actors: J.D. Sizemore, Carolyn Corley.  Photo credit: Steve Drevik. 





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