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By the Way, Check Out These Photos From Lynn Nottage's Vera Stark

Signature Theatre revives Nottage's dark comedy off-Broadway.

Signature Theatre has released photos from its revival of Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, directed by Kamilah Forbes. Performances run through March 10 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

David Turner, Jessica Frances Dukes, and Manoel Felciano in a scene from By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.
(© Joan Marcus)

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is described as follows: "It's the Golden Age of Hollywood, and aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. Worlds collide when Vera lands a trailblazing role in an antebellum epic starring…her boss. While Vera's portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking, decades later scholars and film buffs still grapple with the actress' legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career."

A scene from By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, with Heather Alicia Simms and Jessica Frances Dukes.
(© Joan Marcus)

The cast features Jenni Barber (Sunday in the Park With George) as Gloria, Jessica Frances Dukes (Yellowman) as Vera, Tony nominee Manoel Felciano (Amélie) as Max/Peter, Warner Miller (Netflix's Luke Cage) as Leroy/Herb, Carra Patterson (Jitney) as Anna Mae/Afua, Heather Alicia Simms (Signature's Fabulation, or The Re-education of Undine) as Lottie/Carmen, and David Turner (The Boys in the Band) as Brad/Slavick.

Jessica Frances Dukes and Jenni Barber in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.
(© Joan Marcus)

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