Zainab Jah, Hannah Cabell, and Others Members of the Venus Cast Stun in New Photos
Lear deBessonet directs this revival of Suzan-Lori Parks' play at Signature Theatre.
Venus tells the story of Saartjie Baartman, who, traveling from her home in southern Africa for what she hoped would be a better life, became an unfortunate star on the 19th-century London freak show circuit. This Obie Award-winning play gives 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.
The company includes Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee, Randy Danson, Adam Green, Birgit Huppuch, Zainab Jah, Kevin Mambo, Patrena Murray, Reynaldo Piniella, Julian Rozzell, and Tony Torn.
The creative team includes Matt Saunders (scenic design), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Brandon Wolcott (sound design and original music), Danny Mefford (choreographer), and Thomas Schall (fight director).