Trouble in the Mind
Written by Alice Childress
Directed by Vaun Monroe
A powerfully incendiary and satiric drama based on the conflict of not compromising one’s artistic integrity, Trouble in Mind follows the journey of a mixed-raced cast in 1957 as they embark upon rehearsals for a racially-charged play. Childress pokes knowing fun at actors’ complaints, directors’ frustration and even with the well-meaning efforts of theater professionals to overcome their racial feelings. As each character is deftly revealed, along with their cavalier approach to the scripts they hold, there is so much humor that the playwright's theme within the theme will leave the audience shocked, if not surprised, at what was before them all along.
Featuring: Velma Austin, John Mossman, Frank Nall, Eustace Allen, Kim Chelf, Armand Fields, Tom Lally, Cola Needham and Kelly Owens.
Assistant Director: A.J. Ware
Stage Manager: Loretta Rode
Assistant Stage Manager: Maggie Neumeyer
Dramaturg: Matt Ciavarella
Set Designer: Joseph Riley
Lighting Designer: Jess Harpenau
Costume Designer: Lynn Sandburg
Prop Designer: Lindsay Monahan
Sound Designer: Adam Smith
Performances: February - April 2011
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.