By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark $13

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Lynn Nottage

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 4 Female

This new comedy from the Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright of Ruined, draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood ...

It presents the seventy-year journey through the life of Vera Stark - a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress - and her tangled relationship with her boss - a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career

When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come


" ... this show is so informed and incisive while being wildly entertaining ... she's beaten Hollywood at its own game" ~ NY Post

"A satisfying screwball comedy in which Nottage uses stereotypes to expose them, tapping into a current of rueful emotion beneath the surface" ~ Vogue


M3,F4 (doubling) - Flexible Set

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