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Trouble In Mind

Trouble In Mind

Thought-provoking Drama
Trouble in Mind
by Alice Childress
Sept. 9 – Oct. 23, 2011 in the Kreeger Theater

Written on the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement, Trouble in Mind explores the strained relationships of a newly integrated cast rehearsing a bold anti-lynching drama. As the actors’ prejudices collide, lead actress Wiletta Mayer must decide how much she will compromise her beliefs, her integrity, and her sense of identity for a Broadway role. With themes still hauntingly relevant today, Alice Childress’s potent and poignant play-within-a-play “still has the power to make one feel its anger and humor” (New York Times).