Many of us remember movies from our childhood, their effect on us then and now. Sure, I saw all the Disney releases of my generation, but I was raised by a single mother and old movies shown on late night TV were my babysitters.
In the newest play at the Goodman Theatre, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage gives a look into this topic by giving us an intimate look into the fictional life of a black woman in early-Hollywood.
The genius of Chuck Smith is throughout this production. His passion is loud. It is crafted with love, and the depiction is great as the story unfolds. The set design is masterful as it uses multimedia to realize the story.