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Wednesday, 11 May 2011 21:02

Second Stage Theatre's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Extends An Additional Two Weeks Through Jun 12

BY THE WAY, WE’RE EXTENDING AGAIN!!

Second Stage Theatre’s production of

Lynn Nottage’s Comedy

BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK

Extends two additional weeks through June 12

Lynn Nottage’s critically acclaimed world premiere comedy, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, has extended a second time, for two weeks through June 12 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street).  Directed by Jo Bonney, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is Ms. Nottage’s first play to be produced in New York since she won the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined in 2009.  For ticket information, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit the company’s website, www.2ST.com

BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK opened to critical acclaim on Monday, May 9th.  Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Post called the play, “A DAZZLING, WILDLY ENTERTAINING COMEDY ABOUT RACIAL IDENTITY IN HOLLYWOOD” and Joe Dziemianowicz of the New York Daily News dubbed it, “AN ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING COMEDY.”  Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal called Vera Stark, “A SHARP-TOOTHED, INGENIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED COMEDY,” while Roma Torre of New York 1 News raved, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK IS AN INCREDIBLE PIECE OF WORK – A LAUGH RIOT IN THE FIRST HALF FOLLOWED BY SCINTILLATING SOCIAL COMMENTARY IN THE SECOND -- IT ALL ADDS UP TO AN INCOMPORABLE GEM!”

BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK features Stephanie J. Block, Tony Award-nominee Daniel Breaker, Tony Award-nominee David Garrison, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Kevin Isola, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, and Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo.

In this new comedy, Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930’s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood.  BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is a seventy year journey through the life of Vera Stark (Sanaa Lathan), a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star (Stephanie J. Block) 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.

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BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK will be performed through June 12 on the following schedule: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.

Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by phoning 212-246-4422 or 800-766-6048 or online at www.2ST.com.

$30 UNDER 30 YOUTH ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE - patrons age 30 and under may purchase a limited number of specially-priced $30 tickets in advance.  Proof of age must be shown at the box office.

A limited number of student rush tickets are $18 and are available one hour prior to curtain. 

Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more by calling 212-246-4422.  Box-office hours are Monday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am – 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday, 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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