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The Department of Theatre & Dance presents Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress – a socially-distant theatre experience

The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance has announced “Trouble in Mind” written by Alice Childress, as the next show in the Fall 2020 Jubilee Season.

The show will feature a cast of actors safely distanced and wearing masks, and will be filmed and then made available for streaming November 14-15 and 21-22, between Midnight and 11:59 p.m. each day.

Written by Alice Childress, Trouble in Mind, is a protest story against flagrant racism in commercial theatre in the mid-1950’s, dramatizing one woman’s stand against the harmful stock stereotypes that diminish African Americans, and more particularly, have reduced Black women to mere caricatures. A smart satire, Trouble in Mind will be filmed and then streamed—making you simultaneously laugh and confront the pain of systemic prejudice. Trouble in Mind is a relevant commentary on the racial divide that still exists in American today.

Trouble in Mind is being directed by second-year MFA directing candidate Jamie Warrow with a full design collaboration with Scenic Designer Natalie Ervolino, Costume Designer Aubrey Dearen, Lighting Designer Natalina DeFusco and Sound Designer James R. Baker. Like the cast, the design team and all of the students working on the show have been socially distant and wearing masks, keeping everyone safe while creating theatre during the pandemic.

RUN DATES: November 14-15 and 21-22


TICKETS:  All tickets are FREE and MUST BE RESERVED through the Box Office in order to obtain streaming link. (901) 678-2576

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