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March 22, 2019 | 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. View Recurrence Dates
Category: Play
Location: Studio Theatre | Map
4743 Cass
Detroit, MI
Cost: $15-$25
Occurring: Weekly on Friday, Saturday, until April, 13th 2019 View Recurrence Dates
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

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.

For more information about this event, please contact Matthew Jared Lee at 313-577-2972 or theatrepr@wayne.edu.