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speaks directly to current concerns in the theater industry over institutional and unconscious racism

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As racial tensions simmer in the streets, a talented black actress in rehearsals for major Broadway production finds that the struggle for racial equality doesn't stop at the stage door in Alice Childress's seminal satire on racism in New York's theatrical world. Sound familiar? Well, Trouble In Mind actually debuted off-Broadway in 1955. Hailed by the Washington Post as one of the greatest plays about racism ever written, Trouble in Mind finally gets another shot at the Great White Way, six decades after its highly acclaimed premiere.

What is the story?

When the first integrated play is about to open on Broadway, racial tensions between the black and white players surface, and one African-American actress has a stark choice to make when it comes to chasing her dream role as a lead; whether swallow her pride and personal values and kowtow to the racist white director in order to realize her dream, or stand up for her fellow cast members and risk losing everything she has worked for.

The play was awarded an Obie Award in 1956 for best original Off-Broadway production, making her not only the first African-American female playwright but also the first to win an Obie. Ironically, the play faced its own racial struggles parallel to those featured in Chaos in Belleville, the very show that the cast of Trouble in Mind are trying to stage. However, it was award-winning and a hit with critics and audiences at the time and remains as relevant as ever in today's world.

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Dates

Opening night: 3 November 2021

Run time

Two hours and 15 minutes including intermission

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You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative

Cast

LaChanze as Wiletta Mayer
Michael Zegen as Al Manners
Chuck Cooper asSheldon Forrester
Danielle Campbell as Judy Sears
Jessica Frances Dukes as Millie Davis
Brandon Micheal Hall as John Nevis
Simon Jones as Henry
Alex Mickiewicz as Eddie Fenton
Don Stephenson as Bill O'Wray
Peter Bradbury as u/s Bill O'Wray/Eddie Fenton/Henry
Victoria Oliver as u/s Judy Sears
Reynaldo Piniella as u/s John Nevins
Ray Anthony Thomas as u/s Sheldon Forrester
Nita Whitaker as Wiletta/Millie

Creative

Written by Alice Childress
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Set Design by Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Design by Emilio Sosa
Light Design by Kathy A. Perkins
Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Hair & Wigs by Cookie Jordan
Original Music by Nona Hendryx

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