Solid Lines Productions is so proud to present our staged reading of Lynn Nottage’s BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK at Saint Louis University on Wednesday, November 29th at 7:30 pm!

A funny and irreverent play of a 70-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, an African-American maid and aspiring actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood starlet desperately grasping to hold on to her career.

Directed by Shualee Cook, and featuring Chelsea Whitaker and Christina Rios along with Chuck Brinkley, Taleesha Caturah, Ted Drury, Britteny Henry, and Minware Tutu, this comedy examines racism in Hollywood. It promises to be a delightful evening in the theater as we enjoy Ms. Lynn Nottage’s brilliant commentary not only on 30’s Hollywood, but how we in the present look back and come to our own conclusions and judgements based on our own biases and cultural lens.

Admission is free of charge. Performance will be in the Carlo Auditorium in Tegeler Hall on the Saint Louis University campus (directly across the street from Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante at 3515 Lindell Blvd.). Volunteers and signs will be posted to aid anyone attending the performance! This production is only possible through the generous sponsorship of the Regional Arts Commission and The School of Social Work in the College for Public Health & Social Justice. It will be performed through a special arrangement with Dramatists’ Play Service.

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