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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Off Broadway, Signature Theatre

Reviewed by Sarah Moore

BOTTOM LINE: Kamilah Forbes' refreshing revival of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark reinvigorates the play for 2019.

In 2011, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark premiered at Second Stage, on the heels of Lynn Nottage’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined. As a satirical dark comedy, it wasn’t what audiences were expecting of Lynn Nottage, and it probably wasn’t what they were expecting in 2011. In its 2019 revival, New York theater may finally have caught up with Vera Stark...

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Featured Artist

Theasy is again covering the 2018 Fringe Festival

The NY International Fringe Festival runs October 1 - 31, 2018.
FringeNYC runs October 12 -28.

We will be reviewing many of the shows in the festival.