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by Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Reshmi Hazra
In 1810 Sarah Baartman leaves her African home in search of respect, love, and "streets paved with gold." Instead, she is exhibited in England as the sideshow act Venus Hottentot and is acclaimed for "having the biggest bottom in the world." a true story, Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS asks if the doors of opportunity are truly open to all.
February 10, 2012 - February 19, 2012
Previews : 2/8 & 2/9
The cast features
Kelly Erin Sloan (Miss Saarjie Baartman/ The Girl/ The Venus Hottentot), Noah Simon (The Man, The Baron Docteur), Lisandra Tena (The Man’s Brother, The Mother-Showman, The Grade School Chum), Josh Moaney (The Negro Resurrectionist), Sonaz Izadi (Chorus), Katherine Kerman (Chorus), Ruban Adorno (Chorus), Michael Foster (Chorus), Manuel Ortiz (Chorus), Ryan Semmelmayer (Chorus), Matthew Sherrill (Chorus), Eric Staves (Chorus). 

The production team includes scenic design by Ingrid Larson, costume design by Holly Haupert, lighting design by Joe Watrach, sound design by M.E. Moran, dramaturgy by Karly Bergmann, and stage management by Sarah Geis.