Stage and screen star Sanaa Lathan (“A Raisin in the Sun,” “Contagion”) returns to the title role in Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” for its LA premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. Lathan, who originated the character of Vera Stark in the critically acclaimed New York run, will once again take the stage as the 1930’s era maid turned movie star, reuniting with her original cast member Kimberly Hebert Gregory (“Red Hook Summer) who played “Lottie.” Headed by award-winning director Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere cast also features Kevin Carroll, Spencer Garrett, and Geffen alum Mather Zickel.

“By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” begins in previews in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse on September 18, 2012 and officially opens on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Ticket prices are $37 to $57 for preview performances and from $47 to $77 for the regular run. Tickets are available online at