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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Tlaloc Rivas

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage serves up old Hollywood in the hilarious and poignant comedy, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.
Vera Stark, a headstrong black American actress begins a career in the 1930s, at a time when her only shot at success lay in stealing small scenes in musical pageants, screwball comedies, and antebellum romances. But did her legacy, whose eventual fame and fortune came out of perpetuating dangerous stereotypes, come at a price? By the Way, Meet Vera Stark paints a vivid picture of a mysterious screen queen—and wonders who, in another time, she might have been.

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

This production contains mild adult language.

Join us for a Post-Show Discussion with the cast and our production's dramaturg, Luke Daniel White, immediately following the Friday, February 9 performance.

$20 Adults
$14 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)

Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at

Saturday, February 10 at 8:00pm

Theatre Building, David Thayer Theatre
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa

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Arts/Entertainment, Performance


Students, Parents, Alumni/Friends, Faculty/Staff, Everybody, Graduate Students, Community Members


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Theatre Arts

General Interest

Arts Iowa, Theatre, After Class






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