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LSU Theatre Presents "Trouble in Mind"

  • 102 School of Music Building Baton Rouge, LA 70803
  • Shaver Theatre
  • September 25, 2019 - October 8, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Trouble in Mind
By Alice Childress
Directed by GD Kimble
September 25- October 8 2019
Shaver Theatre

Alice Childress’s play, Trouble in Mind is a semi-satirical study of racism in the theater world that proves fascinating on several levels. It is a sometimes-acrid backstage comedy, a frank look at mid-1950s social attitudes and also a commentary on the discomfort between blacks and whites that remains relevant to some degree today. The play opens on the first day of rehearsals for a new Broadway drama, “Chaos in Belleville,” that is written and directed by white artists. Several African-American actors are complaining to one another about the stereotypical roles they have played in other shows.