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Trouble In Mind

Trouble In Mind

March 17 - 26

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This 1955 comedy-drama—planned for Broadway but canceled when Black playwright Alice Childress wouldn’t tone down its message—finally made its triumphant premiere last season on Broadway. 

An integrated theatre company gathers to rehearse a new play—the one they hope will be the next big hit on the Great White Way. Against the backdrop of misperceptions and stereotypes within the company, veteran actress Wiletta Mayer grapples with the choice between a once in a lifetime chance to play the lead role in a Broadway show, and the cost of compromising her principles. Childress's funny, moving, and ultimately shattering look at racism, identity, and ego in the high-stakes world of New York theatre is a Lehigh Valley premiere. 

Trouble in Mind is a groundbreaking backstage story of egos and attitudes, and an insightful look at who we are and who we want to be.

Written by Alice Childress

Directed by Gabe Moses 

Trigger Warning: Strong Language and Mature Themes 

This production is recommended for ages 13 and up. 


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