Best bets: Mar. 6-Mar. 13

“Venus in Fur”


WHAT: “Venus in Fur”

WHEN: Through March 24

WHERE: Studio Theater at the Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves

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HOW MUCH: $39-$60

THE 411: Vanda is determined to land the lead in “Venus in Fur,” a new play based on a classic erotic novel. Her emotionally charged audition for the playwright/director unexpectedly becomes a dangerous game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.

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WHAT: Richard Ford

WHEN:  7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac


THE 411: The only writer ever to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner Award for a single novel (“Independence Day”), Ford follows the completion of his acclaimed Bascombe trilogy with “Canada,” about the cataclysm that undoes one teenage boy’s family, and the stark and unforgiving landscape in which he attempts to find grace.

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WHAT: New York City Ballet MOVES

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis

HOW MUCH: $40-$80

THE 411: New York City Ballet MOVES is a new performance group showcasing a dynamic selection of the company’s vast and varied repertoire. Performed by a rotating selection of NYCB dancers, including principals, soloists, and members of the corps de ballet, each program will feature live music played by musicians from the NYCB Orchestra.

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