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09.18 – 10.28.2012
Gil Cates Theater
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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.
Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.
This production contains strobe effects and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.
Leroy Barksdale / Herb Forrester
Anna Mae / Afua Assata Ejobo
Fredrick Slasvick / Brad Donovan
Lottie / Carmen Levy-Green
Maximillian Von Oster / Peter Rhys-Davies
By The Way, Meet Vera Stark Production Photos
/ Culture Spot LA
/ Santa Monica Mirror
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