By the Way, Meet Vera Stark: West Coast Premiere of Award-Winning Comedy at the Geffen
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The last date listed for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark was Friday October 26, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
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For more information on the life and times of Vera Stark, check out this biographical website (and sly theatrical companion), Rediscovering Vera Stark.
Check out a short pseudo-documentary on the elusive Ms. Stark, “A Leading Lady in a Maid’s Uniform.”
It’s Hollywood’s heyday and the streets of Los Angeles are filled with glitz, glamour and the chance at stardom — that is as long as you have the “right” look. But when former maid Vera Stark lands a groundbreaking role in a new Southern epic, she turns Hollywood on its head and paves the way for future generations of black actresses. More than five decades later, Vera’s influence on race, film and feminism has seeped its way into pop culture. But who is the real Vera Stark? Part comedy and part commentary, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s West Coast premiere uses today’s fascination with celebrity and controversy to get to the truth behind the legend.
The running time for this play is 2 hours 15 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission.