Company One

October 31 - November 22, 2008

VOYEURS DE VENUS

By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Summer L. Williams


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BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street
South End, Boston, MA


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OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 22
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Synopsis

Company One is proud to present the Boston premiere of Lydia Diamond's dazzling new play VOYEURS DE VENUS. Sara is an African-American scholar of pop culture trying to write a book about Saartjie Baartman, better known as the 19th-century sideshow sensation The Hottentot Venus. As the two women's worlds collide, Sara faces a struggle: can she reveal the truth about Saartjie and still write a bestseller? While Sara navigates a treacherous course involving her white husband and her black lover — who is also her publisher, she is forced to confront her own racial identity. Sexy, bold and dangerous, VOYEURS DE VENUS is sure to be one of the season's most piercing dramas.

Lydia Diamond is a Huntington Theatre playwriting fellow and adapted last season's hit show THE BLUEST EYE.

Sarah & Bradsford Bed   Sarah & Saartjie


It is a tough, challenging, complicated piece of work. It is also an essential one. And in Company One's production . . . directed with acuity and grace by Summer L. Williams, it is receiving the staging it deserves. At times frightening, at times moving, and at times startlingly funny, this "Voyeurs de Venus" is never less than riveting to watch.

— The Boston Globe

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