BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Tlaloc Rivas
David Thayer Theater
The University of Iowa
February 1-10, 2018
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage serves up old Hollywood in the hilarious and poignant comedy, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.
Vera Stark, a headstrong black American actress begins a career in the 1930s, at a time when her only shot at success lay in stealing small scenes in musical pageants, screwball comedies, and antebellum romances. But did her legacy, whose eventual fame and fortune came out of perpetuating dangerous stereotypes, come at a price? By The Way, Meet Vera Stark paints a vivid picture of a mysterious screen queen—and wonders who, in another time, she might have been.
More Information: https://theatre.uiowa.edu/production/mainstage/way-meet-vera-stark
Illustration by Mads Berg (b. 1975-)