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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

"By the Way, Meet Vera Stark," is a biting comedic satire from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lynn Nottage. Vera Stark, aspiring film actress, is determined and talented, but, in 1933 Hollywood, a woman of color is offered a string of roles as slaves, maids, cooks, and mammies. Public recognition of her contribution to the arts emerges only after several decades in the business, when she is invited to appear on a popular television talk show, and some years later, when she becomes the subject of a cinematic retrospective and academic symposium. This life story of a Black actress in America is bitter, but also wildly humorous – a full-blown lampoon that takes on old-time Hollywood, latter-day pop culture, and private and public hypocrisies.

Written by Lynn Nottage, Directed by Suki.

Additional Details:

-Patrons are required to wear masks at all indoor performances.
-Audience members of all ages will be asked to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID before entering the performance venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.
-The first three rows of the audience have been blocked off.
-We will not be offering refreshments.

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Estimated Run Time

2 hours 15 minutes


Live Event Comedy Drama
Closing Soon
Jun 10 - Jun 26, 2022
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8130 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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