In 1950s America, protests for racial equality erupt in the face of voter suppression.
On Broadway, Wiletta Mayer, a talented black actress, begins rehearsals for a new play about racism – written and directed by two white men.
When Wiletta finds that her arguments to tell the truth of the story are dismissed, she decides to take action.
First staged over 60 years ago, Trouble in Mind is widely considered the masterpiece of actress and playwright Alice Childress.
A powerful staging of Alice Childress’s 1955 play
An engaging and stirring piece of activist theatre
Race, rage and relevance
Fascinating and bracing
Tanya Moodie is excellent in this essential revival
Alice Childress’s stinging satire makes for an unforgettable night
Bracingly relevant play whose time has finally come
Balances irony and drama very effectively and gets its points across with clarity
Rage and racism rock the rehearsal room