Rooftop Productions presents the comedic play By the Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage. Directed by AnuRa Harrison, the story follows the life of an African-American actress in the 1930s. Vera Stark, a talented actress is determined to make it in the entertainment industry despite the racism and sexism that she faces. As her career progresses, Vera is forced to make difficult choices between her ambition and her loyalty to her friends. Through a series of flashbacks, the play follows Vera's journey from her early days as an extra in a Hollywood film to her later years as a successful actress. By The Way Meet Vera Stark is a powerful and humorous exploration of race, gender, and the entertainment industry.