By The Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage directed by Nicole Limon.
2010 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award
2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage takes the audience back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, where you meet aspiring starlet Vera Stark, who 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 an enslaved person turns out to be groundbreaking, decades later, scholars and film buffs still grapple with the actress’ legacy in Hollywood and the impact race had on her controversial career.
“So clever, so playful,” – The New York Times