Venus

Venus

March 22 to April 13, 2019

Studio Theatre at the Hilberry
The Studio Theatre is only accessible by stairs

By SUZAN-LORI PARKS

Traveling from her home in southern Africa for what she hoped would be a better life, Saartjie Baartman became an unfortunate star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit. This Obie Award-winning play, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, gives vibrant life to the story of a young black woman’s journey to London, her rise to fame as the “Hottentot Venus,” and her eventual relationship with a French scientist. Inspired by the true story of Baartman, Venus is a tragic-carnival, an intense and devastating journey honoring the life of Baartman and examining the way we live and love today.

Performance Schedule

Friday, March 22 8 p.m. → Opening Night
Saturday, March 23 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26 10 a.m. → School Matinee
Thursday, March 28 7 p.m. → Pre-show discussion at 6:15 p.m.
Friday, March 29 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3 10 a.m. → School Matinee
Thursday, April 4 7 p.m.
Friday, April 5 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 7 p.m.
Friday, April 12 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 8 p.m.

Cast & Creatives

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Teacher Resources

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