Trouble in Mind
By Alice Childress
1957. 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)
PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS
Sept 17 – Oct 16, 2022
Previews: Sept 11, 15, & 16, 2022
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm
Tickets: $35 – $59
(Previews: $15 – $20)
Special opportunities for each of the MainStage productions to help you connect with the work at MST in new ways.
PART OF THE ART Series Events for Trouble in Mind
Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30pm: Join us for our next DEBI Discussion (Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion) moderated by Tamara Siler, professional actor and Deputy Director of Admission, Access and Inclusion at Rice University. These discussions focus on the place of the arts in BIPOC community engagement. Panelists include local artists Alice Gatling, Bryan-Keyth Wilson, and more.
Sunday, October 9: Join us for a post-show discussion featuring some of Houston’s outstanding Black actresses: Tamara Siler, Tené Carter, Sloane Teagle, and more.
Free Beer Fridays, sponsored by Saint Arnold’s! Have a beer on us after the show!