About This Event
Venus Smiles Not in the House of Tears is a transformative concert event, written and produced by Samora Pinderhughes and Jack DeBoe. VENUS is an intimate, radical experiment in multi-genre storytelling, full of “pathos-laden melody and heart-rending harmonies” (New York Times). Captivating Venus pulls us close and then leaves us to wrestle with the truths and lies of love, through Pinderhughes’ explorations of romance, grief, and memory in relationships past. Heralded as one of his generation’s most captivating composers, Pinderhughes showcases his style—a combination of emotional and political storytelling, with radically honest lyrics set to lush harmonies—in this enthralling new work.
Image: Jack DeBoe and Samora Pinderhughes / The Public Theater