VENUS by Suzan-Lori Parks at Signature Theatre beginning April 25, 2017

VENUS
by Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Lear Debossonet

Signature Theatre, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
beginning April 25, 2017

www.signaturetheatre.org

Leaving her home in southern Africa for a better life, Saartjie Baartman became a star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit for the size of her posterior. 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 love affair with a French scientist. Inspired by the true story of Baartman, Venus is a wild carnival, bursting with humor and heart while examining the paradox of love.

 

Suzan-Lori Parks

Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave,” in 2002 Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog. A MacArthur “Genius” Award and Gish Prize recipient, she has also been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Venus Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780822215677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dramatists Play Service - December 1st, 1998