"An engaging, approachable, and entertaining must-see..." — edgeatlanta.com
"Vera Stark is a fabulous force of nature." — Pearl Cleage
Laugh your way through Hollywood's complicated history as you're introduced to Vera Stark.
The cards are stacked against Vera and her fledgling acting career. Vera's trying to make it, but she's got a few things going against her:
- It's Hollywood in the 1930s and she's a woman.
- It's Hollywood in the 1930s and she's a woman of color.
- It's Hollywood and, man, is it ever hard to make it there.
- It's Hollywood and she's a woman.
- It's Hollywood and she's a woman of color.
- Yes, some of these things count twice.
And of course her friends are competing for the same roles. Heck, even Vera's boss is trying to be in the same films. And they're all going to do whatever it takes to land those roles. Yes, hilarity ensues.
But there's more to Vera's story than perseverance and hard work. A little taste of success sets the stage for decades of "scholarly" examination of her career and its impact on the history of film.
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Intimate Apparel) and inspired by the life and career of Theresa Harris, a pioneering African-American film star.
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