By The Way, Meet Vera Stark

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By The Way, Meet Vera Stark

By The Way Meet Vera Stark at Brown University Theatre

By The Way, Meet Vera Stark begins as an old Hollywood satire, where talented black actresses struggle for bit parts as slaves in historic epics. It’s smart and funny and well executed. The second act opens with footage of a melodramatic screen death, then the action slows to a crawl when a trio of present-day academics wheel their rolly chairs on stage to analyze the career of Vera Stark, the tormented actress whose forty-year career was always haunted by her first role, the maid in antebellum tearjerker The Belle of New Orleans. (Having recently seen Beowulf, I can’t help but wonder how many staged panel discussions I’ll see this fall.)

October 09 2016


Date: October 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: $15
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