It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood, and aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. Worlds collide when Vera lands a trailblazing role in an antebellum epic starring…her boss. While Vera’s portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking, decades later scholars and film buffs still grapple with the actress’ legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s fast-paced, sly satire, directed by Kamilah Forbes, will take you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the cultural climate that originally shaped her and continues today.
Signature Theatre offers audio described performances for audience members with vision disabilities. At these performances listening devices are issued to individuals which transmit a trained describer’s description of what is happening on stage during pauses in dialogue. Andrea Miskow will describe this performance on Saturday February 23rd at 2:00PM. This performance runs 2 hours 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. Audiences using audio description are requested to arrive by 1:30PM or earlier for an optimal experience.