Trouble in Mind
A Black actress makes her 1955 Broadway debut in a backstage story crackling with wit and startling revelations.
BY ALICE CHILDRESS
DIRECTED BY DAWN M. SIMMONS
It’s 1955, and after enduring indignities and lost opportunities, Wiletta Mayer, a seasoned Black actress, is finally making her Broadway debut. Written by a white playwright, her star vehicle is the allegedly progressive “Chaos in Belleville,” which turns out to be anything but. Leading a cast of both younger and experienced actors, Wiletta challenges not only the soft racism of her white director but also the veiled prejudice that limits ... view more »
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Post show discussion January 14 and January 28.