Venus: Provocative Play by Suzan-Lori Parks Based on a Real Incident
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One of the most beloved dance stories of all time hustles its way onstage at Drury Lane Theatre in… More
In 1810, a young black woman named Saartje Baartman traveled from South Africa to England in search of fame and riches. She ended up notorious as the “Hottentot Venus,” a sideshow novelty billed as having the “biggest bottom in the world.” With a brilliant mix of vaudeville, spectacle and poetry, Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks puts her own slant on the story of this provocative figure in a masterpiece of unsettling drama.