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It's the golden age of Hollywood in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, 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 actor's legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career.

Multi-Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's fast-paced, sly satire, directed by Kamilah Forbes, will take you on a 70-year journey through Vera's life and the cultural climate that originally shaped her and continues today.

Show Details

  • Dates:Previews begin
  • Location:
    Pershing Square Signature Center, New York City