Eslah Attar

The cast of “Venus” circles around Sarah Baartman, played by Maya Nicholson, a theatre studies major, during dress rehearsal Tuesday, March 14, 2017. “Venus” is based on the true story of Sarah, who was kidnapped by her Khoikhoi people in Africa in 1810. She was paraded around in freak shows and was given the stage name “The Hottentot Venus.”