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
51
Avg Score

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
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
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
95
Resonant, Edgy, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a piece different than standard fare, filled with interesting visceral components, off beat humor and heartfelt romanticism.

Don't see it if You can't sit for 100 intermissionless minutes without going to the bathroom.

Also Do not be fooled by all of the low ratings for this gem of a piece. I'... Read more Read less

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
75
Absorbing, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious

See it if Revival of Migdalia Cruz's seminal play, a fractured Beauty and the Beast story about female wildness and human cruelty.

Don't see it if If you have trouble with material that might be triggering of trauma, this may not be your show

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

During previews
90
Must see, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play with incredible acting, and a script that pulls you into a story that will make you think and appreciate life and lov

Don't see it if You are looking for a kitchen sink play. If you are looking for a traditional play don't go. This play is for the adventurous.

Also The actress that plays Citrona is masterful. I don't want to spoil the... Read more Read less


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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