The Lyric Stage of Boston | By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

About By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

By The Way, Meet Vera Stark

by Lynn Nottage

Running time: Approximately 2 hours & 15 minutes, which includes one intermission.
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In a new screwball comedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage takes 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, an African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white 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 scholars will debate for years to come, in this inventive trans-media piece. 

The Story Continues: Vera's story continues online, at &

In top banner:  Hannah Husband, Kris Sidberry*.  Photo by Johnathan Carr,