Set during rehearsals for a major Broadway production, TROUBLE IN MIND illuminates the inner life of a Black actress struggling with her career. South Carolina playwright Alice Childress’s 1955 play – which finally premiered on Broadway in 2021 and was nominated for best revival of a play, is a funny, moving, and heartbreaking look at racism, identity, and ego in the high-stakes world of New York theatre.
WHY SEE THIS SHOW: A show that finds the contemporary in the classic, this reads like a play written in 2023 not 1955. If you are a fan of writers from South Carolina who didn’t receive their due when they were alive, this show is for you.
WHO SHOULD SEE THIS SHOW: If you liked how a show like APPROPRIATE tackled issues of race and generational response to race, or the impact of the allegories from THE CRUCIBLE, or the relevance of THE CAKE, this is for you.