Trouble in Mind

May 30, 2014
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
Roy Bowen Theatre (Drake Performance and Event Center)
Trouble in Mind

This production is 2 hours, 15 minutes
It is performed with one intermission

By Alice Childress
Directed by Melissa Maxwell

On Broadway in 1957, an integrated theatre company begins rehearsals on a topical drama dealing with controversial current events, which they hope will be Broadway’s next big hit. When prejudices and stereotypes emerge in the company, talented African-American actress Wiletta Mayer faces a difficult choice: the opportunity to achieve her lifelong dream of playing a leading role on Broadway or compromising her principles. Trouble in Mind, a backstage satire of egos and attitudes, is an insightful look at who we are and who we want to be.

AfterWords: A post-performance discussion with the audience. Thursday, March 5 following the performance of Trouble in Mind. Director Melissa Maxwell will join Professor Koritha Mitchell (Department of English) in a discussion about Childress's play. Mitchell, a specialist in African American literature, is the author of the award winning  Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890 - 1930 (University of Illinois Press, 2011). Shelby Brewster, dramaturg, will moderate the discussion that will include the cast and production team.

Tickets go on sale Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10am.

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