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The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street

Set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Vera Stark, an aspiring actress, works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star in the twilight of her career. When Vera lands a pathbreaking role in an antebellum epic, things get awkward when she realizes it s... more

Set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Vera Stark, an aspiring actress, works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star in the twilight of her career. When Vera lands a pathbreaking role in an antebellum epic, things get awkward when she realizes it stars her boss. Vera’s portrayal of a slave proves to be groundbreaking, and decades later scholars and film buffs continue to grapple with its legacy and the impact of race on her controversial career.

The play takes you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the difficult issues about race that continue to effect her to this day..

A sly and funny satire from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Kamilah Forbe dirrects,

Jessica Frances Dukes stars as Vera. Jenni Barber, Manoel Felciano, Warner Miller, Carra Patterson, Heather Alicia Simms and David Turner round out the cast.


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The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
888-VISIT-NY

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