Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence, North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre will postpone the opening of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark to the following weekend. Our new opening night will be Friday, September 21. If you have tickets for September 14, 15, or 16, we will be happy to exchange those tickets for any other performance of Vera Stark, or we will be happy to issue you a refund. Please call us beginning Monday, September 17, to make ticket arrangements.

Classes are cancelled for Thursday, September 13. Make-up times will be announced later. As of now, we are still planning to hold classes on Wednesday, September 12.

Our office will be closed on Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14 until further notice. You may e-mail us at tim@nract.org, or judy@nract.org, or leave a message at 919-866-0228.

By THe way, Meet Vera Stark

September 14-30


By Lynn Nottage

It’s The Golden Age of Hollywood, and the streets of Los Angeles teem with aspiring starlets. When Vera Stark—maid to “America’s Sweetie Pie,” Gloria Mitchell—lands a groundbreaking role in an antebellum epic, she turns Hollywood on its head and paves the way for future generations of Black actresses. Seventy years later, film buffs still wrestle with the life and legacy of this controversial star, for whom fame and fortune could only be achieved by joining the apparatus of a deeply racist industry. Hilarious and incisive, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s screwball comedy is sly satire at its most urgent and satisfying.

Director: Tina Morris-Anderson

Stage Manager: Natasha Jackson