Trouble in Mind

2024 • Players by the Sea

A searing satire of racism in the theater world, Trouble in Mind follows a talented African American actress through the rehearsals of a major Broadway production that exposes harsh truths both onstage and off. read more
A searing satire of racism in the theater world, Trouble in Mind follows a talented African American actress through the rehearsals of a major Broadway production that exposes harsh truths both onstage and off. read more

Details

Venue
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
106 N 6th St
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Dates
Friday, May 10, 2024 —
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Showtimes
Friday, May 10, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2024
2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 24, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 26, 2024
2:00 p.m.
Playwright

Synopsis

Set during the rehearsals of a Broadway show, Trouble in Mind centers on Wiletta Mayer, an experienced African American actress grappling with the stereotypical role she’s been given. As the rehearsal process unfolds, Wiletta confronts the white director’s problematic vision and the industry’s deep-seated racial biases. This incisive drama by Alice Childress offers a critical look at the dynamics of race, power, and art, challenging the status quo and pushing the boundaries of what theater can and should represent.

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Cast

Wiletta Mayer
Zonnetta Marie
Al Manners
Jay Bilderback
John Nevins
Ja'uan Hay
Millie Davis
Katrina Melvin
Judy Sears
Shelby Ellis
Sheldon Forrester
Michael G. Robinson
Henry
David Voss
Eddie Felton
Justin Rorer
Bill O'Wray

Crew

Director
Stage Manager
Angelique Morrow
Production Assistant
Scenic Designer
Lighting Designer
Master Electrician
Ben Sparenberg
Costume Designer
Wig Stylist
Master Carpenter
Tom Cassaro
Sound Design
GoldenStage Productions

Reviews

Creating Good Trouble on Stage: Confronting Prejudice and Stereotypes in 'Trouble in Mind' | JaxPlays Reviews

Dive into a riveting review of ‘Trouble in Mind’ at Players by the Sea, where stellar performances and sharp 1950s set and costume designs breathe life into a dramatic comedy that tackles enduring racial tensions in the theater world. Discover how this nearly 70-year-old play remains startlingly relevant today. read more

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