Friday, May 26, 2023 8:00p -
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Quannapowitt Players
55 Hopkins Street
Reading, Massachusetts 01867

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By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Michelle Aguillon

Assistant Director: Jenny Fielding

Featuring: Lisa Miller-Gillespie, Angela Courtney Rossi, Trevor Gerard Frederick, Vicki Lee, Shani Farrell, Dustin Teuber, and Jon Nuquist

A 70-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong Black maid and budding actress – a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes during the Golden Age of Hollywood! Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging movie star grasping at her fading career. Rubbing shoulders with studio heads and movie directors, Vera lands a prominent role in a costume epic starring Gloria, but it is Vera’s portrayal of a slave turns that 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.

May 19-June 3, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday 5/28 at 2pm.

Tickets are $25, $23 for Seniors/Students, and can be purchased online at www.qptheater.com/box-office/

Or for reservations call the QP Box Office at (781) 942-2212. Checks and cash only at the door.

Per local and national guidelines, we are no longer requiring masks in indoor spaces, though we continue to strongly recommend them for all patrons, regardless of vaccination status. We reserve the right to change this policy and reinstate any measures deemed necessary to maintain the health and safety of our cast, crew, and patrons. Our full COVID policies can be viewed here: https://www.qptheater.com/covid-19-policies/

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26/05/2023 20:00:00 26/05/2023 22:00:00 America/New_York By the Way, Meet Vera Stark <p><strong>BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK</strong></p><p><strong>By: Lynn Nottage</strong></p><p><strong>Directed by: Michelle Aguillon</strong></p><p><strong>Assistant Director: Jenny Fielding</stron... Quannapowitt Players, Reading, Massachusetts 01867 false DD/MM/YYYY