Webster Conservatory Presents 'By the Way... Meet Vera Stark' Feb. 13-17, Feb 20-24

Feb. 4, 2019

Webster Conservatory Presents 'By the Way... Meet Vera Stark' Feb. 13-17, Feb 20-24

The Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents By the Way...Meet Vera Stark Feb. 13-17 and Feb. 20-24 in the Emerson Studio Theatre on Webster's main campus. 

In a new comedy from the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright of Ruined, 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 70-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star 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.

Critical Acclaim for 'By the Way...Meet Vera Stark'

"That this show is so informed and incisive while being wildly entertaining may be Nottage's biggest achievement here: In a way, she's beaten Hollywood at its own game."—NY Post.

Performance Dates, Times

Feb. 13–17, Feb. 20–24
7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Emerson Studio Theatre

Get Tickets

For tickets to all Conservatory of Theatre Arts productions call (314) 968-7128.

  • Webster students, faculty, and staff free with a valid ID
  • $15 for adults
  • $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-Webster students
  • $2 for children 12 and under

About the Webster Conservatory

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century. The Conservatory at Webster is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management.

One of the distinguishing elements of Webster's Conservatory is its integrated association with professional theatre companies, two of which are located on campus: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Webster also enjoys a one of a kind association with St. Louis professional theatre organizations including The Muny, Variety: the Children's Charity, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis and the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, Missouri, the state’s oldest Equity Theatre.

Conservatory alumni have won a number of awards including Golden Globes, Tony Awards, Obie Awards and Emmys.

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