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Second Stage - Tony Kiser Theatre
305 West 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
212-246-4422
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 110 members
Review from Darlene Jefferson
Red Velvet 125 events 86 reviews

MY HUSBAND AND I REALLY ENJOYED THE PLAY. tHE CAST WORKED WELL OFF EACH OTHER. THE FIRST HALF WAS VERY FUNNY. tHE SECOND HALF WAS A LITTLE SOMBER. GOOD STORY ON HOLLYWOOD AND BLACK ACTORS GETTING WORK BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. THANKS GOLDSTAR FOR...continued

reviewed Apr 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from EB in SF
Red Velvet 117 events 48 reviews

A comedy by Lynn Nottage, who won the Pulitzer for her play Ruined. That play, and her previous play, Intimate Apparel, were both brilliant and powerful dramas. Vera Stark is a comedy, and a very funny one until Act 2, where it shifts gears and...continued

reviewed Jun 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Laura Atwood
Red Velvet 86 events 36 reviews

The first half was set in the 1930s and very witty. There was good acting all around. Unfortunately, I cannot highly recommend this play because things really fell apart during the second half, which was set in a 1970's talk show television studio...continued

reviewed Apr 17 2011 report as inappropriate
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Read an "interview ":http://www.2st.com/index.php?option=com_plays&task=viewPlay&Itemid=0&id=140&saction=intwith playwright Lynn Nottage.

Description

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.

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