Venus

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Leaving her home in southern Africa for a better life, Saartjie Baartman became a star on the 19th-century London freak show circuit because of the size of her posterior. This Obie Award-winning play gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman's journey to London, her rise to fame as the "Hottentot Venus," and her eventual love affair with a French scientist. Inspired by the real-life experience of Baartman, Venus bursts with humor while examining the paradox of love.

Visit the Venus website:

http://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Season-Listing/Venus.aspx

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Signature Theatre Offers World of the Play Discussion in Conjunction With Venus - May 18, 2017

Venus - May 15, 2017

Zainab Jah, Hannah Cabell, and Others Members of the Venus Cast Stun in New Photos - Apr 27, 2017

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee, Zainab Jah Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' Venus - Mar 21, 2017

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