Triad Stage

Trouble In Mind

Trouble In Mind


A comedy-drama by Alice Childress

A Comedy-Drama of Character
by Alice Childress
directed by Preston Lane

This time will be different.

1957. Rehearsals begin on what everyone hopes will be the Great White Way’s next big hit—a topical drama ripped from the headlines. But social norms and prejudices collide as the company of aspiring stars, hard-edged veterans and hopeful dreamers set out to make a play. At the heart of it all is Wiletta Mayer, a gifted African-American actress with the chance to finally play the lead role in a Broadway show, if she’s willing to compromise her principles. It’s a groundbreaking backstage satire of egos and attitudes and an insightful look at who we are and who we want to be.

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Cast

Henry
Evan Thompson
John Nevins
Phillip Lynch
Millie Davis
Chantal Jean-Pierre
Judy Sears
Megan Oots
Sheldon Forrester
Harold Surratt
Al Manners
Mark H. Dold
Eddie Fenton
John Dillon
Bill O'Wray
Lee Spencer

Creative Team

Director
Preston Lane
Scenic Designer
John Coyne
Costume Designer
Bill Brewer
Lighting Designer
Norman Coates
Dramaturg
Christine Woodworth

Photos

Triad Stage - Pictured: Cassandra Lowe Williams, Phillip Lynch, Megan Oots and Mark H. Dold. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Evan Thompson and Cassandra Lowe Williams. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Harold Surratt and Cassandra Lowe Williams. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers

Triad Stage - Pictured: Phillip Lynch, Cassandra Lowe Williams, Mark H. Dold and Harold Surratt. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: The cast of Trouble in Mind. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: The cast of Trouble in Mind. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: The cast of Trouble in Mind. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: The cast of Trouble in Mind. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Evan Thompson and Cassandra Lowe Williams. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: The cast of Trouble in Mind. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: The cast of Trouble in Mind. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: The cast of Trouble in Mind. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Videos

Bryan's Backstage Blog: Episode 1, Cassandra Lowe Williams

Take a sneak peek at Trouble in Mind

Alice Childress' 'Trouble in Mind', with Cassandra Lowe Williams, Mark H. Dold, Opens Sept. 7 at the Triad

Playbill.comSeptember 7, 2012

Triad Stage's 12th season kicks off with Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind, directed by Triad artistic director Preston Lane. The play opens Sept. 7, following previews that began Sept. 2, at The Pyrle Theater, Triad's home in North Carolina.