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Second Stage - Tony Kiser Theatre
305 West 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
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"By The Way, Meet Vera Stark"
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attended Apr 10 2011

Firs,t the seats were great! Second, Sanaa was awesome! My friend and I both enjoyed the play and said we would definitely recommend it. Although it is still in preview stages I think the performance was well done. I did however enjoy the first...continued

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attended Apr 09 2011

Great preformance from All of the actors. We enjoyed the story line. We never seen a live show convert over to a movie. Overall, I give this a must see.

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attended Apr 10 2011

The play was really great. I saw it in previews. Sanaa gave a great subtle performance which is difficult to do with other characters who were purposely over the top. She often had to play the straight man and let others get the laughs. The last...continued

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Read an "interview ": playwright Lynn Nottage.


In a new comedy from the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright of Ruined, Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. _By the Way, Meet Vera Stark  _is a 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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Second Stage Theatre

Director Carole Rothman and actress Robyn Goodman founded Second Stage Theatre in 1979 to give ‘second stagings’ to contemporary American plays that originally failed to find an audience due to scheduling problems, inappropriate venues or limited performance runs. Since then, Second Stage has evolved from a small theatre into an Off-Broadway institution dedicated to developing plays, artists and audiences.

Second Stage Theatre gives new life to contemporary American plays through ‘second stagings;’ provides emerging authors with their Off-Broadway debuts; and produces world premieres by America’s most respected playwrights. Through both the production of new plays and long-term residencies that focus on artistic process rather than product, artists find a supportive environment in which to try new roles, production designs and writing techniques. Audiences are an essential factor in program development at Second Stage Theatre, which is nationally known for its dedication to building future audiences by educating teens about the art of contemporary theatre and encouraging their participation in the cultural life of New York City.

For nearly three decades, Second Stage Theatre productions have launched the successful careers of numerous directors, actors, playwrights and artists, many of whom regularly return to work at Second Stage. The company’s mission also has expanded to the commissioning of a body of multigenerational plays; the creation of a training base for young directors and a home base for mid-career directors; and the development of educational projects that are integrated with the ongoing artistic work at the theatre.