LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Actress Sanaa Lathan arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 05: Actress Sanaa Lathan attends the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Governor’s Island on June 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 09: (L-R) Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Sanaa Lathan, Lynn Nottage, Stephanie J. Block and Karen Olivo attend the after party for the Off-Broadway opening night of ‘By the Way, Meet Vera Stark’ at Trattoria Dopo Teatro on May 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Sanaa Lathan attends the ‘Contagion’ premiere at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Actress Sanaa Lathan arrives at Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 06: Actress Sanaa Lathan (L) and actor Jamie Foxx arrive at the premiere screening of Overture Films’ ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on October 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Overture)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: Actress Sanaa Lathan arrives at the Forevermark And InStyle’s ‘A Promise Of Beauty And Brilliance’ Golden Globe Awards Event at Beverly Hills Hotel on January 10, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 12: Actress Sanaa Lathan (L) and actress Gabrielle Union arrives at REACH: 24 Portraits by Randall Slavin Benefitting The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project at The Annenberg Space for Photography on October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 15: Actress Sanaa Lathan arrives at 13th Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 06: Actress Sanaa Lathan attends the 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at NYU Skirball Center on May 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Lucille Lortel Awards)
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From Ebony.com: 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.
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