Trouble in Mind at Timeline Theatre

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A cutting yet humorous behind-the-curtain drama that examines pervasive racial dynamics within the American theatre and the tolls of superficial representation on stage.
ACCLAIMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES as “a rich, unsettling play that lives up to its title [and] lingers in one’s memory long after its conclusion.”

At a Broadway theater in New York City in the mid-1950s, a group of actors has gathered for their first day rehearsing a new play called Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching Southern drama. But as the cast rehearses, tensions flare between Wiletta, the Black actress in the starring role, and her white director about his interpretation of the play. What emerges is an explosive investigation of interracial politics and the need for a cultural shift in theatre and America.

Written by Alice Childress—the first Black woman to have a play professionally produced in New York City—Trouble in Mind recently enjoyed an acclaimed Broadway production nominated for four 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. The critics raved that this “masterpiece of astonishing power” (New York Magazine) is “the play of the moment” (The New York Times) and “will take your breath away” (Associated Press).

This performance of Trouble in Mind. will be audio described, featuring narration about visual elements of the production around the dialogue. Audio Description can be accessed by patrons via a headset loaned out from the Box Office before the show.

If you have any questions or would like to request any specific accommodations, please contact the Box Office at BoxOffice@TimeLineTheatre.com or (773) 281-8463 extension 6.

Full price tickets begin at $47 (including fees). To access a $27 ticket, please use code AUDIO22 at check-out or call the Box Office.

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Your Name
Kellyn Henthorn
Your Email
kellyn@timelinetheatre.com
Your Phone Number
(773) 281-8463 x6