Name: Pershing Square Signature Center-Irene Diamond Stage
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: April 25, 2017
Opening date: May 15, 2017
Closing date: June 4, 2017
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
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.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Signature Theatre Producer
Erika Mallin Executive Director
James Houghton Founder
Paige Evans Artistic Director
Suzan-Lori Parks Playwright
Brandon Wolcott Original Music
Lear deBessonet Director
Thomas Schall Fight Director
Matt Saunders Set Designer
Emilio Sosa Costume Designer
Justin Townsend Lighting Designer
Brandon Wolcott Sound Designer
Evangeline Rose Whitlock Production Stage Manager

Actor Role
Hannah Cabell N/A
John Ellison Conlee N/A
Randy Danson N/A
Adam Green N/A
Birgit Huppuch N/A
Zainab Jah N/A
Kevin Mambo N/A
Patrena Murray N/A
Reynaldo Piniella N/A
Julian Rozzell N/A
Tony Torn N/A