Trouble in Mind

Opened Aug 26, 2010
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Set during the early years of the Civil Rights movement, this disconcerting yet disarmingly funny look at the inequalities of American life in the 1950's highlights the half-truths we tell ourselves about race relations and societal progress in America. Trouble in Mind follows a cast of black and white actors attempting to mount a production of a "progressive" new play. The play-within-the-play, entitled Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching drama set in the South, written by a white writer and directed by a white director, marks the first opportunity for Wiletta Mayer, a gifted African American actress, to play a leading lady on Broadway. But what compromises must she make to succeed?

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Margo Hall, Tim Kniffin, Rhonnie Washington, et al. Set for Aurora Theatre's Trouble in Mind - Jul 12, 2010

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