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8th March, 2023

By The Way, Meet Vera Stark


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8th March, 2023
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9th March, 2023
Webber Douglas Studio, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

This mordant Lynn Nottage play captures both comic and tragic elements of a seemingly eternal cultural reality: the racial complexities of American identity.

Here, Art – in the form of the 1930s silver screen – mirrors the everyday real-life struggle for people of colour to succeed in accordance with their talent.

How far can they go? What secrets need to be kept at all costs? What happens to the eponymous Vera Stark?

Yes, she succeeds in attaining celebrity, but only within the racial parameters in which she is obliged to fit. Thwarted, she disappears from public view in the 1970s, but the cultural challenges she tried to surmount continually emerge to this day.

By Lynn Nottage

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting

Designed & produced by BA (Hons) Theatre Practice

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

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