Trouble In Mind

Trouble in Mind is an insightful, wickedly funny, and often heart-rending slice of theatrical life along the fault lines of the black/white divide. One critical commentary astutely sums it up: “With scathing wit and bold candor, Trouble in Mind stakes out territory where few playwrights,today or more than fifty years ago, have dared to tread.
Seattle Times
The action takes place on the empty stage of a Broadway theater around 1957 where a group of black and white actors and their (white) director are rehearsing a “topical” inter-racial melodrama set in the rural deep South.
“[This play] is an important work that begs to be seen. It is truthfully written, balanced with loads of humor as it deals with head on with racism. …Put this on your ‘must see’ list.” Chicago Critic

by Alice Childress
Directed by Yaga Brady

Jun. 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 2016

The Cast


Vanessa Ballard


lary moten


Nancy Marie


Jaron Battle


Jim Broyles


Anne Marie Bonner


Andrew Maksymowych


Matthew Thompson


Steve Sussman


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Stagecrafters currently stages five theatrical productions per season, which encompass a wide range of styles, from classics to edgy contemporary fare.

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Plan Your Visit

The Stagecrafters Theater is centrally located in Chestnut Hill, in the heart of this historic section of northwest Philadelphia at 8130-34 Germantown Avenue (in the 8100 block between Hartwell Lane and Abington Avenue). The theater is toward the rear of the property up a short driveway. More

8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118
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