Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind

by Alice Childress

May 12 – June 3, 2023

Previews May 10 and 11

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of 1950s Broadway! Wiletta Mayer, a talented Black actor, is confronted with the decision to compromise her values when cast in the starring role of a “progressive” play by a newly integrated theatre. As the show goes on, the curtains open, revealing a trailblazing backstage story of egos and attitudes, and an insightful and darkly comedic look at who we are and who we want to be. First staged over 60 years ago, Trouble in Mind is considered the masterpiece of actor and playwright Alice Childress.

  • Wed - May 10, 2023 - 7:30 PM
    Preview performance & YP Preview Night
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  • Thu - May 11, 2023 - 7:30 PM
    Preview performance
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  • Fri - May 12, 2023 - 7:30 PM
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  • Sat - May 13, 2023 - 7:30 PM
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  • Thu - May 18, 2023 - 7:30 PM
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  • Fri - May 19, 2023 - 7:30 PM
    Audio Described Performance
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  • Sat - May 20, 2023 - 7:30 PM
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  • Sun - May 21, 2023 - 2:00 PM
    Q&A with cast following performance
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  • Thu - May 25, 2023 - 7:30 PM
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  • Fri - May 26, 2023 - 7:30 PM
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  • Sat - May 27, 2023 - 7:30 PM
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  • Sun - May 28, 2023 - 2:00 PM
    Q&A with cast following performance
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  • Wed - May 31, 2023 - 6:30 PM
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  • Thu - Jun 1, 2023 - 7:30 PM
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  • Fri - Jun 2, 2023 - 7:30 PM
    Sign Language Interpreted Performance
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Candice Handy*

Wiletta Mayer

  • *Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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