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Trouble in Mind

October 29, 2021—January 9, 2022

American Airlines Theatre℠

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Trouble in Mind

October 29, 2021—January 9, 2022

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This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

Time Out New York, New York Stage Review, The Stage UK

"The Play of the Moment."

JESSE GREEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Glorious to behold."

TERRY TEACHOUT, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

"It will take your breath away."

MARK KENNEDY, ASSOCIATED PRESS

"A triumphant Broadway debut."

DAVID COTE, THE OBSERVER

This 1955 comedy-drama—planned for Broadway but canceled when the playwright wouldn’t tone down its message—makes a triumphant premiere at last, and as The Wall Street Journal says, “The results are glorious to behold.” Follow an experienced Black stage actress through rehearsals of a major Broadway production in Alice Childress's funny, moving, and ultimately shattering look at racism, identity, and ego in the high-stakes world of New York theatre. 

Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple), Michael Zegen (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life) lead a knockout cast in this “masterpiece of astonishing power” (Helen Shaw, New York Magazine).  As Linda Armstrong in the New York Amsterdam News says, Trouble in Mind is “a monumental work, whose time has finally come.”

Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Trouble in Mind Cast

Wiletta Mayer
LaChanze
Al Manners
Michael Zegen
Sheldon Forrester
Chuck Cooper
Judy Sears
Danielle Campbell
Millie Davis
Jessica Frances Dukes
John Nevis
Brandon Micheal Hall
Henry
Simon Jones
Eddie Fenton
Alex Mickiewicz
Bill O'Wray
Don Stephenson
u/s Bill O'Wray/Eddie Fenton/Henry
Peter Bradbury
u/s Wiletta Mayer/Millie Davis
Cyndii Johnson
u/s Judy Sears
Victoria Oliver
u/s John Nevins
Reynaldo Piniella
u/s Sheldon Forrester
Ray Anthony Thomas
u/s Wiletta Mayer/Millie Davis
Nita Whitaker

Trouble in Mind Creative

Playwright
Alice Childress
Director
Charles Randolph-Wright
Set Design
Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Design
Emilio Sosa
Light Design
Kathy A. Perkins
Sound Design
Dan Moses Schreier
Hair & Wigs
Cookie Jordan
Original Music
Nona Hendryx

Check out exclusive interviews and features

Discover the artists and history behind Trouble In Mind in the Upstage Playgoer’s Guide.

READ THE UPSTAGE GUIDE

Learn more about the history of the production and its creators through a lively discussion with Roundabout Teaching Artists.

VIRTUAL THEATRE TALK


Generous underwriting support for Trouble in Mind provided by Hal Brody Productions.

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American Airlines Theatre℠

227 West 42nd Street

between 7th and 8th Avenues