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Trouble in Mind

2540 Times Blvd. Houston, TX 77005
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TROUBLE IN MINDRegional PremiereBy Alice Childress1957. Rehearsals begin on what everyone hopes will be Broadway’s next big hit. But social norms and prejudices collide, and so Wiletta Mayer, a gifted Black actress, will finally get to play the lead role in a Broadway show if she’s willing to compromise her principles. Funny, moving, and ultimately a shattering look at racism, identity, and ego in the high-stakes world of New York theatre. This 1955 comedy-drama—planned for Broadway but canceled when the playwright wouldn’t tone down its message—finally made its triumphant premiere in 2021.“THE PLAY OF THE MOMENT.” (THE NEW YORK TIMES) “GLORIOUS TO BEHOLD.” (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL) “IT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY.” (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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