UMass Boston Performing Arts presents the Spring 2019 Theatre Arts Mainstage Production:
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
by Lynn Nottage
with Guest Director Dawn M. Simmons
Live in the University Hall Theatre at UMass Boston, April 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 P.M., with a 2 P.M. Matinee on April 13.
By the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright of Ruined, Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take 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, a headstrong 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.
Students and alumni, $10, General Public $15.
Saturday, June 22