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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
February 26 @ 5:00 pm
An incisive comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Sweat and Intimate Apparel) draws on 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 70-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a clever Black maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately trying 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.
The play stars Cleveland-based actor Lynnette R. Freemen as Vera and regional favorite Rebecca Myers (last seen on the FAC stage in “The Sound of Music”) as Gloria. They are joined by FAC regulars Marisa D. Hébert, Mark Rubald and Michael Lee. Dana Scurlock and André Revels will make their FAC debut.