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The Pershing Square Signature Center/The Irene Diamond Stage

480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Important Dates
Preview
Apr 25, 2017
Opening
May 15, 2017
Closing
Jun 04, 2017
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Suzan-Lori Parks' drama is inspired by the true story of "Hottentot Venus" Saartjie Baartman.

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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 gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman’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.