By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

October 7-15, 2022
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By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Alvin Mayes and Scot Reese

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Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.

Pulitzer Prize winning Lynn Nottage's comedy By The Way, Meet Vera Stark creates a microcosm of race and culture in the Golden Age of Hollywood that resounds to this day. Vera Stark, maid to aging Hollywood star Gloria Mitchell, is given a stereotypical role in an antebellum film starring none other than Gloria! This deeply complex but stirring story tackles the paradox faced by Black actors due to the entertainment industry's continued racial stereotyping.

"Critic’s Pick! It is such a good show! So clever, so playful, so keen to shapeshift and timeslip and whiz through half a dozen separate genres."

–The New York Times

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