Lynn Nottage is a brave writer. She sees an idea that needs examining and she goes in with everything from a pick axe to a laser. Nothing is out of bounds and everything is safe. That is because Nottage believes in shining lights into dark places - and everything could use a little light. In By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, now at Pershing Square Signature Center, she is revisiting a tale... Read more
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Signature Theatre presents By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Kamilah Forbes, as part of its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season.
Performances are staged at The Irene Diamond Stage within The Perhsing Square Signature Center.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood, and aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. Worlds collide when Vera lands a trailblazing role in an antebellum epic starring…her boss. While Vera’s portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking, decades later scholars and film buffs still grapple with the actress’ legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career. By the Way, Meet Vera Stark will take you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the cultural climate that originally shaped her and continues today.