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Kathryn Hunter-Williams and Schuyler Scott Mastain clash repeatedly as singer and aspiring actress Wiletta Mayer and her Broadway director Al Manners in "Trouble in Mind" (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Alice Childress’ “Trouble in Mind” Asks, What Happens When a Dream Deferred Finally Comes True, But with Unacceptable Conditions?

What happens when a dream deferred finally comes true, but with unacceptable conditions? That is the moral dilemma faced by well-regarded middle-aged African-American singer and aspiring actress Wiletta Mayer, played by Kathryn Hunter-Williams in the current PlayMakers Repertory Company production of Alice Childress’ timely backstage drama Trouble in Mind, written in 1955 but no less… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep's "Trouble in Mind" cast includes (from left) Kathryn Hunter-Williams as Wiletta Mayer, Roger Robinson as Sheldon Forrester, Myles Bullock as John Nevins, Carey Cox as Judy Sears, and Suzette Azariah Gunn as Millie Davis (photo by Jon Gardiner)

“Trouble in Mind” Is a Hilarious Drama About Racial Tensions During Rehearsals for a Broadway Play

PlayMakers Repertory Company will kick off the 2015 portion of its 2014-15 mainstage season with Trouble in Mind, Charleston, SC-born African-American playwright Alice Childress’ hilarious 1955 backstage drama about racial tensions during rehearsals for a Broadway play, on Jan. 21-25, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, and Feb. 3-8 in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for… Read More ›