PHOENIX – In recognition of Black History Month, Black Theatre Troupe presents the comedy-drama TROUBLE IN MIND, written by Alice Childress. Childress, a pioneering African-American playwright, was one of the first black female writers to win an Obie award, which she won for TROUBLE IN MIND in 1956. With its relevant topics concerning social attitudes and racial strife in America, TROUBLE IN MIND is experiencing a resurgence in theaters as it centers around the discomfort between blacks and whites.
TROUBLE IN MIND will be presented from February 7 – 23, 2020 at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034.
Tickets are $41 and are on sale at blacktheatretroupe.org or by calling 602-258-8129.
About TROUBLE IN MIND
As the 1950s draw to a close, a newly integrated theatre company prepares to open a progressive but misguided new play on Broadway. This troubled production of a fictional anti-lynching play will feature renowned actress Wileta Mayer. She has the opportunity to become the first leading lady of color on the Great White Way, but is she willing to compromise her beliefs to make history and take the giant career leap this role will bring?
TROUBLE IN MIND is directed by Pamela Fields and features Rico Burton as “Wiletta Mayer,” George Peterson-Karlan as “Henry,” Eric Banks as “John Nevins” and Mike Traylor as “Sheldon Forrester.” Lydia Corbin, Ken Milder, Emily Mohney, Jason Davids Scott and Joseph Kearns round out the cast.