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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

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BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK

By Lynn Nottage

It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood. Aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. As Gloria fades more, Vera becomes more noticeable. Rubbing shoulders with studio heads and movie directors, Vera lands an outstanding role in a costume epic starring…her boss, Gloria. Vera’s portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking and career-making. However, decades later scholars and film buffs still argue about Vera’s legacy in Hollywood, and the impact that race had on her controversial career. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage uses the pace and satire of 1930s movie comedies to take you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the cultural climate that shaped her.

  • February 3-5 & 10-12, 2023
  • Fridays & Saturdays- 7:30 PM | Sundays- 3:00 PM
  • Tickets- $21 Adults, $11 Students
  • Included in Season 105 Flex Pass starting April 1st
  • Single tickets go on sale July 1st
  • Rated PG-13. Mature language and content.

BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

Director

Gordon Levine

Having split his time between the theater communities of SE Florida and in Mid-Michigan, Gordon has enjoyed for many years acting and directing in the theater community. From directing Music Man for the ABC Summer programs at John Glenn High School in the early 1980s to directing Godspell at the Bay City Players the summer of 1989, Gordon then went to Southeast Florida and enjoyed working in the theater community an actor and director. Directing such shows as Guys and DollsThe Odd CoupleHow To Succeed in Business, Camelotand Mr. Roberts among others, and most recently for Bay City Players Suite Surrender in 2016. Gordon was a founding member of Broward on Broadway a Theatrical Production company in Sunrise FL and sat on theatrical boards of director as well throughout South Florida. Gordon can’t wait to bring Little Shop of Horrors to the Mid-Michigan Theater community at the Bay City Players!

Cast

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Vera Stark

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Lottie

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Herb

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Peter

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Leroy

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Gloria Mitchell

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Max

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Afua

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Carmen

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Anna Mae