By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Presented by Purdue Theatre Phenomenal

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Guest Director Ameenah Kaplan

Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts

Purdue Theatre, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Dress Rehearsal – September 19, 2018

Photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark – In this 2012 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 self-confident African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a 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 that scholars debate for years to come.

Dates: September 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 and 23, 30 at 2:30

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