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Thursday April 4 2019 at 7:00 PM
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There is NO LATE SEATING.

Out of respect for the audience and the production, patrons arriving after the performance begins will not be admitted.

About the show

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, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, gives vibrant life to the story of a young black woman’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.
NOTE: There is a $2 per ticket convenience fee included in the online ticket price. There are no refunds. Tickets may be exchanged for a nominal per ticket fee. (Subscribers enjoy no fee exchanges.) To exchange our tickets, please call the Box Office (313-577-2972) at least 48 hours before your original performance.

Group Tickets

Group tickets are available for parties of 10 at a discount. Call 313-577-0852 or email groupsales@wayne.edu to reserve. You may also submit a booking request online for your convenience.


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Venue

Studio Theatre - NO LATE SEATING
(Downstairs At Hilberry)
4743 Cass Ave.
Detroit MI 48202


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This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.