Ends Nov 24 | 1h 30m | East Village

Fur

From 33 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Confusing, Indulgent, Edgy, Quirky

About the show

Boundless Theatre Company's New York premiere tells the story of a bizarre love triangle and probes the beating heart of impulsive, unconventional desire. More…

From the show:

In the midst of a post-apocalyptic sandstorm, Citrona, a young woman whose body is covered in fur, is purchased, caged and fetishized by a pet shop owner named Michael. When he hires beautiful Nena to hunt for Citrona’s food, an absurd and captivating love triangle ensnares all three characters. Intense, primal and delightfully bizarre, Migdalia Cruz's FUR exposes the beating heart of impulsive, unconventional desire.


Member Reviews (33)

MEMBERS SAY:

Slow, Confusing, Indulgent, Edgy, Quirky
52
Avg Score

65
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Confusing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Cruz's intense study in carnal obsession is both fascinating & frustrating Well acted with an arresting set help create a seductive universe

Don't see it if Allegory, metaphor & a telenovela, oh my!! It's density & deliberate obtuseness hinder any cogent understanding Possibly that's the point...

52
Good central performance, Endless, Stereotypical

See it if you admire earlier work of this playwright or this company & would like to see it all.

Don't see it if you don’t care to look in on a bizarre love triangle that just reinforces gender stereotypes & takes a very long, tedious time doing it.

Also I loved an earlier production by this company, but not “FUR”. The reas... Read more Read less

60
Banal, Inconsistent, Odd, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you are curious about this curious show in which a man buys the woman he wants to marry and keeps her in a cage.

Don't see it if constancy of action is important to you. A lot of events in this production don't follow logically.

95
Beautifully lit, well staged and set, Solid, brilliant performances, Weirdly romantic, dark, Thought-provoking, Edgy, ambitious, intense

See it if You're up for a simultaneously dark, disturbing, somewhat creepy and funny meditation on unrequited love, the Other & what it is to be human

Don't see it if You've a weak stomach, are a prude; don't like love stories, Grand Guignol, Freaks or Beatles songs all well-mixed by a terrific cast & co.

Also It's surprising that a play so well-written, so layered and so well ex... Read more Read less

10
Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you're looking for somewhere to take a nap.

Don't see it if you're looking for even a mildly entertaining show

45
Pointless, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you enjoy dark, joyless, apocalyptic settings and experiences. Tried hard to find meaning at any level and failed

Don't see it if you don't want to have to see a really good actor stuck in a cage in a distracting fur suit

Also Honestly I love this theater and there must be some reason they put on... Read more Read less

67
Slow, Quirky, Edgy

See it if Unusual premise and bizarre.

Don't see it if You don’t like an edgy and sexual of norm play, you should skip.

54
Slow, Poor writing, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you're intrigued to see decent actors try to give life and depth to an often outright painful script. An interesting set is enough for you.

Don't see it if you're not obligated. I simply could not get over how disjointed and stilted the script is and I cannot help but wonder why it's being done.

31
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You enjoy going to plays even if they are not popular

Don't see it if You like musicals and comedies

70
Surprising, Absorbing, Edgy, Quirky

See it if I didn’t know what to expect but I was surprised. It’s weird but somehow, because the actors are good, they gave me a way to connect.

Don't see it if It is a strange sexual relationship between three people? And may just be too bizarre

72
Great staging, Indulgent, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like dark post-apocalyptic explorations, and don't mind the playwright going off on poetic riffs having nothing to do with these people

Don't see it if you like linear plays with clear easily comprehensible characters and stories

10
Slow, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You'd like a nap.

Don't see it if Just don't see it.

20
Indulgent, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if You are friends with the playwright/cast. Go if you’re an aspiring writer and think you’ll never get produced. There is always an audience.

Don't see it if If you like cohesive story telling and compelling acting. The writing left a lot to be desired. Very disjointed and indulgent. Hard pass.

Also Really friends, this was a rough one. Never mind the no intermission t... Read more Read less

During previews
28
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if If you care what you see on stage. Painful... cannibalism, confusing plot.

Don't see it if If you respect your time. This was painful to watch. 145 with no break and a story that made no sense.

During previews
48
Boring, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow, Confusing

See it if you enjoy interesting concepts I thought this one had promise but i found little to praise beyond the sound, lights and hard working actors

Don't see it if you want a cohesive story that holds your interest. Fur costume was more distracting than beneficial to the character. Love/sex unbelievable

During previews
78
Feral, Raunchy, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Caged feral Beatles-luvin' she-beast, Beauty, finds desire at the centre of an absurdist pet shop luv triangle. Caged! Two hours w/o break.

Don't see it if Too mundane to be provocative or particularly lingering. When it could be deep & metaphorical, it veers out "I'm a moon,I want to orbit you"

Also "I hate when the world changes/It changes all the time/I hate the worl... Read more Read less

During previews
51
Way too long

See it if You like stories that involve ridiculous characters and an over the top plot

Don't see it if It will bother you that this has no flow. Everyone will agree this is way too long

Also The play starts out with one of the characters showing sideshow banner... Read more Read less

During previews
50
Provocative, Slow, Ambitious

See it if This will repel many but will appeal to a certain niche audience. Some funny jokes. Desire between women > any hetero desire.

Don't see it if Sounds like erotica written by 14-year olds. Too florid, missing the charge of suggestiveness. Hard to pinpoint the least embarrassing part.

Also The production is good, but you have to be prepared to bear a lot of e... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Great staging, Great acting, A writing debacle

See it if your a fan of things like Plan 9, Rocky Horror and Sharknado. It is so bad it could become cult "good".

Don't see it if you want a coherent story, that doesn't go from seriousness to banility in the same sentence

Also A "children's" story about sexual fetish - not that any two of the thr... Read more Read less

During previews
33
Slow, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if you're a Migdalia Cruz devotee; you are okay with a complicated plot that never completely gels

Don't see it if you want performances or direction that can help you navigate this unnecessarily complex plot. The world isn't sufficiently built, and the

Also relationships don't feel earned.

During previews
50
Intense, Slow, Edgy, Fetishistic, Creepy

See it if A futuristic world with a love triangle that has pathos and intensity but much violence and raunchy sexuality including beastiality

Don't see it if Very slow-paced and intense drama between three characters with one in a cage the whole time, violence and sex very conflated,

Also Seems to be a metaphor for something, but the intensity, pathos and ov... Read more Read less

During previews
35
Unenjoyable, Spanish language scene with no sub-titles, 80 minutes with no intermission, Cannibalism & bloody chewing of fake animals, Boring characters saying nothing that advances the plot

See it if your best friend is involved in "Fur"; you like to support indie theatre; you're intrigued by side-show characters -- like the Bearded Lady

Don't see it if you like well-made plays w/ snappy, memorable dialogue, relatable characters, or a traditional narrative arc; you enjoy happy endings

Also In Cruz's woeful, jejune, stillborn 80-min. mash-up, "Beauty & the Bea... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Patricia bosworth's book on the love of freaks might help?, Quirky, Indulgent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Oddest of oddball love triangles featuring an animal collector & his prize possession: A Woman covered head to toe with Hair. Not for all??

Don't see it if Adventurous auds only, especially Beatles fans with ideas about copyright infringement. Bald people may feel jealous of the constructed 1zee

Also There are several scenes inolving the eating of raw animals (stuffed o... Read more Read less

During previews
73
Quirky, Raunchy, Clever

See it if You like highly symbolic dark comedies on the themes of lust, unrequited love, and fetishization.

Don't see it if If you are not into the exploration of kinky ideas or do not liKe the idea of magical realism melted into dark comedies

Also I totally get the reviews but I enjoyed the show. It is a dark comedy ... Read more Read less

During previews
21
Meaningless, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to seat trough almost two excruciating hours of total nonsense action about a “ surreal “ love triangle.

Don't see it if You want to see a play with some meaning, any kind of meaning. This one is a total train wreck and don’t get me started with the acting.


November 12th, 2019
"Fur has the distinction of having the most unpalatable premise of the season so far… whatever [its] ideas about women, power, sexuality, freedom, male vanity, and the disruptive power of lust may be, they are impossible to make out in these overheated surroundings."
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November 13th, 2019
"While it's effectively staged, Fur is not for everyone. If you're a theatergoer who avoids plays with violent, visceral content or who is put off by ambiguity, you may decide to take a pass on it. Those who go, though, are not likely to soon forget the production or its unusual central character."
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