Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks at the Signature Theatre
The Pershing Square Signature Centerhttp://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events.aspx
480 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 Tickets: (212) 244-7529
Leaving her home in southern Africa for a better life, Saartjie Baartman became a star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit for 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 true story of Baartman, Venus is a wild carnival, bursting with humor and heart while examining the paradox of love.
By Suzan-Lori Parks; directed by Lear deBessonet
Cast: Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee, Randy Danson, Adam Green, Birgit Huppuch, Zainab Jah, Kevin Mambo, Patrena Murray, Reynaldo Piniella, Julian Rozzell, Tony Torn.
First Preview: April 25, 2017
Opening: May 15, 2017
Closing: June 4, 2017