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06.08.2011 | | Posted at 01:40 PM

Uprooted and over a dozen other theatre companies stage readings of TROUBLE IN MIND on the 20th.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Alice Childress drama Trouble In Mind is a fascinating look at the nature of race relations on and offstage in the mid twentieth century. A group of theatre companies across the country will be performing a staged reading of the 1955 drama. The plot concerns a racially mixed cast working on a progressive drama on Broadway. The striking complexity of racial tensions plays out in an almost rec...
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

Tonight @ The Milwaukee Repertory Theater @ 8 p.m.

Though it deals with lofty issues of race, Alice Childress’ debut play, 1955’s Trouble In Mind cuts its heavy subject matter with omnipresent humor that never detracts from the play’s serious message. The play follows African American actress Wiletta Mayer on the heels of her big break: a staring role in a Broadway production. She soon realizes, though...
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Tonight @ The Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Though it deals with lofty issues of race, Alice Childress’ debut play, 1955’s Trouble In Mind cuts its heavy subject matter with omnipresent humor that never detracts from the play’s serious message. The play follows African American actress Wiletta Mayer on the heels of her big break: a staring role in a Broadway production. She soon realizes, though, that the cringe-worthy racial attitudes of her director could make this dream job...
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

Theater Review

Trouble in Mind, a drama by Alice Childress exploring race relations, occupies the "play within a play" theatrical sub-genre. Like many such works, it possesses a mirror-like quality, reflecting the audience's own assumptions back on themselves. It would be tempting to consider the script, set in the 1950s, when it was written, a mere curio of a less enlightened age, yet that is the very mistake Childress insists we avoid. The Milwaukee Rep's production...
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 2 & 7 p.m.

Though it deals with lofty issues of race, Alice Childress’ debut play, 1955’s Trouble In Mind cuts its heavy subject matter with omnipresent humor that never detracts from the play’s serious message. The play follows African American actress Wiletta Mayer on the heels of her big break: a staring role in a Broadway production. She soon realizes, though, that the cringe-worthy racial attitudes of her director could make this dream job...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m

Though it deals with lofty issues of race, Alice Childress’ debut play, 1955’s Trouble In Mind cuts its heavy subject matter with omnipresent humor that never detracts from the play’s serious message. The play follows African American actress Wiletta Mayer on the heels of her big break: a staring role in a Broadway production. She soon realizes, though, that the cringe-worthy racial attitudes of her director could make this dream job...
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m

Though it deals with lofty issues of race, Alice Childress’ debut play, 1955’s Trouble In Mind cuts its heavy subject matter with omnipresent humor that never detracts from the play’s serious message. The play follows African American actress Wiletta Mayer on the heels of her big break: a staring role in a Broadway production. She soon realizes, though, that the cringe-worthy racial attitudes of her director could make this dream job unbearable. The Rep...

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