Dr. Ngilla McGraw Invited by Moxie Theatre to Offer a Post-Show Talk after the September 2 Performance of "Voyeurs de Venus"

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sylvie Ngilla McGraw, Associate Professor of French and Affiliated Faculty for the Women's and Gender Studies Program, will discuss Voyeurs de Venus - a provocative, profound, and unapologetically funny tale race, class, and gender - following the September 2 performance at Moxie Theatre. The play opened on August 12 and will run through September 9, 2018.

They called her "The Hottentot Venus," but she had a name. The play is based in part on the unbelievable true story of Saartje Baartman, an indigenous woman from southern Africa who was captured and displayed on the streets of 19th-century London and Paris. Fast forward to the turn of the millennium in Chicago. Pop-culture expert, Sara Washington, is offered the book deal of a lifetime if she’s willing to tell Saartjie’s story. As bizarre dreams and the ghost of Saartjie come to life, Sara is tempted by more than fame and fortune.

Moxie Theatre is the only company in San Diego which is dedicated to promoting underground women's work while defying female and racial stereotypes. Showtimes and ticket information is available at: http://www.moxietheatre.com/shows/.

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