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Thursday, April 20 – 30, 2023By The Way, Meet Vera Stark
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
By Lynn Nottage
The Helen Theatre
Directed by Sheffia Randall-Nickerson
BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is a seventy-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come. In this new comedy from the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright of Ruined, Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. 

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DISCOUNT CODE What it is Price
REG General admission $15.00
STUCSU CSU Student (w/ID) $5.00
ALUCSU CSU Alum $5.00
FAC CSU Faculty/Staff (w/ID) $5.00
1SEN Seniors 65+ $10.00
NST Non-CSU student (w/School ID) $8.00
ASL Sign Language Performance
(April 27, 2023 for VERA STARK)
GRP Groups of 10+ $5.00

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