Actress Sanaa Lathan is set to return to the stage when she makes her debut in Lynn Nottage’s new Off-Broadway play, “Meet Vera Stark.” Sanaa, who was last seen in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” will play the title character of Vera, an African American maid who has dreams of making it in Hollywood.
The play will center mostly around Sanaa’s character (Vera) and her relationship with her white boss, who happens to also be a big shot in the world she is trying to become a part of. Spanning several decades, the audience will get to see how Vera grapples with racial stereotypes while trying to make it in the land of make believe.
The production is set to premiere at Second Stage Theater and preview performances will begin showing on April 6th, with the opening set for May 9th.
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