Trouble in Mind - Shaw Festival Theatre

Racial tension needs no dress rehearsal. A groundbreaking, forgotten classic of Black American Theatre from the Fifties.
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
August 4 - October 10
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This should have been the first play by a black woman on Broadway. But in 1955 Alice Childress refused to have it staged on the Great White Way. Why? Because it is a play about white people putting on plays about black people, and the compromises that black artists have to make to work in the prevailing culture. Childress chose not to make the kind of compromise that Willetta, the heroine of her play, has spent her life wrestling with. A devastatingly observant satire on the rehearsal hall as a microcosm of society. This funny and moving play is a piece for our times. Mature content.

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By Alice Childress
Directed by Philip Akin
Set designed by Rachel Forbes
Costumes designed by Judith Bowden
Lighting designed by Mikael Kangas
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