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28 events
15 reviews
9 stars
There is a soft beverage/snack bar in the theatre. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood.
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28 events
15 reviews
9 stars
The weather was somewhat cold, but the Red Line has a stop a block away, at Clybourn and North Ave.. I wore a pair of pants and sweater. Dress is very casual..
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"Venus"
5 ratings
4.2 average rating
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182 events
90 reviews
529 stars
attended Jun 11 2011

A WONDERFUL...ENGROSSING play!!! The acting was EXCELLENT, and the set was creative and in the round ...You are no more than 2 rows from the action! A true story brought to life!!! Go and see this gem!!! ENJOY!!! (smiles)

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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.