Overview

Now Extended through March 10!

It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood, 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 actress’ legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s fast-paced, sly satire, directed by Kamilah Forbes, will take you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the cultural climate that originally shaped her and continues today.



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Subject to availability, Student Rush tickets will be sold for $35 when the ground floor Box Office opens each day up until performance time. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets are only available in person with a valid student ID. Learn more.

"Critic’s Pick! It is such a good show! So clever, so playful, so keen to shapeshift and timeslip and whiz through half a dozen separate genres."
- The New York Times

"A welcome reminder that Nottage has a tricky pinball brain, capable of whanging through the decades and lighting us up with humor and rage."
Time Out New York  

"Jessica Frances Dukes keeps the center of the show sharp and shining. She’s wily and fierce, and undergoes a striking total transformation."
New York Magazine
 


 The Noël Coward Foundation logo  Access to Lynn Nottage’s Residency 1 productions is generously supported, in part, by The Noël Coward Foundation.

Dates
January 29 - March 10, 2019
Price
Through March 3: All tickets $35. Beginning March 5: Tickets start at $45.
Running Time
2 hours 25 minutes, with one intermission
Venue
The Irene Diamond Stage
Residency

Please Note:

This production contains the use of herbal cigarettes.

There will be no late seating for this production.

Performance Extras

Signature Spotlight Series

Talkback_Icon_Signature-01.png  Talkbacks (post-show)

February 5, 21, 26; March 5

Community Discussion logo Spotlight on Lynn & Kamilah (pre-show)

February 6 at 6:30pm: Join us for a pre-show, moderated discussion with playwright Lynn Nottage and Kamilah Forbes. Learn More.

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Cast

Jenni Barber

Jessica Frances Dukes

Manoel Felciano

Warner Miller

Carra Patterson

Heather Alicia Simms

David Turner

Creative

Scenic Designer
Clint Ramos
Costume Designer
Dede Ayite
Lighting Designer
Matt Frey
Sound Designer
Mikaal Sulaiman
Projection Designer
Katherine Freer
Hair & Wig Design
Mia Neal
Composer
Daniel Kluger
Dialect Coach
Dawn-Elin Fraser
Production Stage Manager
Laura Wilson

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