Ruth Leon recommends… Trouble in Mind – National TheatreRuth Leon recommends
Trouble in Mind – National Theatre
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Trouble in Mind by actress and playwright Alice Childress is a radical satire of racism in theatre set in 1950s America. Tanya Moodie gives a blistering performance as Wiletta Mayer, an experienced Black actress who is tired of playing maids and is cast in a new play about racism – written and directed by two white men. When she objects to the way the story is being told, sparks fly.
There is nothing dated about Nancy Medina’s timely National Theatre revival of a play written at the start of the civil rights movement when protests for racial equality erupted in the face of voter suppression. Read more