TROUBLE IN MIND Runs May 12-June 3

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Candice Handy as Wiletta Mayer. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
May 12-June 3

Directed by Torie Wiggins

Cast: Candice Handy* as Wiletta Mayer, Brandon Burton as John Nevins, Cary Davenport* as Eddie Fenton, Ren Jackson* as Sheldon Forrester, Matthew Lewis Johnson* as Bill O’Wray, Joneal Joplin* as Henry, Courtney Lucien* as Judy Sears, Justin McCombs* as Al Manners & Brianna Miller as Millie Davis *Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of 1950s Broadway! Wiletta Mayer, a talented Black actor, is confronted with the decision to compromise her values when cast in the starring role of a “progressive” play by a newly integrated theatre. As the show goes on, the curtains open, revealing a trailblazing backstage story of egos and attitudes, and an insightful and darkly comedic look at who we are and who we want to be. First staged over 60 years ago, Trouble in Mind is considered the masterpiece of actor and playwright Alice Childress.

  • In preview Wed-Thu, May 10-11 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 12-13 at 7:30pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 18-20 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, May 21 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 25-27 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, May 28 at 2pm
  • Wed-Fri, May 31-June 2 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, June 3 REVEL & RISE Gala Fundraiser

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