North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Presents By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage

It’s The Golden Age of Hollywood, and the streets of Los Angeles teem with aspiring starlets.

When Vera Stark—maid to “America’s Sweetie Pie,” Gloria Mitchell—lands a groundbreaking role in an antebellum epic, she turns Hollywood on its head and paves the way for future generations of Black actresses.

Seventy years later, film buffs still wrestle with the life and legacy of this controversial star, for whom fame and fortune could only be achieved by joining the apparatus of a deeply racist industry. Hilarious and incisive, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s screwball comedy is sly satire at its most urgent and satisfying.
 
Director: Tina Morris-Anderson

September 14-30

Show Times:
Fridays and Saturdays: 8PM
Sundays: 3PM
Tickets $22-$18
 
NRACT
7713-51 LEAD MINE ROAD
RALEIGH, NC 27615
WWW.NRACT.ORG OR 919-866-0228

By Susie Potter

Susie Potter is a 2009 graduate of Meredith College where she majored in English. She holds graduate degrees in teaching and American literature from North Carolina Statue University. In addition to her work for Triangle Arts and Entertainment, she is an award-winning author of short fiction. Works have appeared in The Colton Review, Raleigh Quarterly, Broken Plate Magazine, Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, the Chaffey Review, and Existere. For more information visit SusiePotter.com.