Already closed | 1h 30m | East Village

Fur

From 37 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky, Excruciating

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.

1h 30m | Already closed | 4th Street Theatre (East Village)

Member Reviews (37)

MEMBERS SAY:

Slow, Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky, Excruciating

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

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

2
Waste of time, Excruciating, Slow, Quirky, Banal

See it if you are masochistic

Don't see it if No ifs; don't see it

45
Slow, Excruciating, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if Staging is good; great use of the basement space to show, well, a basement. Acting isn't bad and the play almost feels alive for 30min or so

Don't see it if The script is hopeless with the writing style a middle schooler would be ashamed of. Constant repetitions of banalities that lead nowhere.

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
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
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
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.

During previews
30
Raunchy, Slow, Indulgent, Too long, Boring

See it if You want to see two very good actresses and a fine actor with some pretty cool lighting. Those are the only reasons.

Don't see it if If you don't like bestiality, brief cannibalism, a plot that goes nowhere, 2 hours with no intermission, seemingly no point to this show.

Also Who knew that you could make a love triangle even worse--by having one... Read more Read less

During previews
35
Pretentious, Raunchy, Torturous, Cliched, Banal

See it if You enjoy overlong, overwritten yet underdeveloped bestial rape fantasy horror telenovelas where exposition passes as dialogue.

Don't see it if Your time is of value to you.

During previews
25
Excruciating

See it if No reason. Other than the lighting, set design and music, it's an atrocious, absurd drek.

Don't see it if You value you your time, money, and faith in the theater.

Also An attempt at dark comedy that falls flat. The relationships are not b... Read more Read less

During previews
43
Slow, indulgent, inert, expressionistic, wordy

See it if A dark fairy tale about hunger, desire and the danger of indulging one’s lust is your craving.

Don't see it if You’d have a hard time sitting through inert, non-sequitar monologues, non-events and indulgent, ungrounded performances.

During previews
47
Slow, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy twenty minutes of story telling stretched out into two hours.

Don't see it if You don't have two hours


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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