November 09, 2021 7:30 PM to November 14, 2021 4:15 PMUptown Campus
Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to present Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress in the Lupin Theatre. Heralded as a play with great insight, drama and deep meaning, Trouble in Mind is an excellent choice to kick off a school year. Addressing issues of race, problem solving and cultural differences this drama sparks with moments of humor and satire.
With the selection of this play, director and professor of theatre at Tulane, John “Ray” Proctor, MFA, Ph.D., helps the university move forward in its mission to grow understanding on diversity – a value that coincides with the vision for stronger, more aware and relevant art that the department made in 2019 by signing on to the Jubilee commitment as well as happily coinciding with the long-awaited Broadway debut of the play happening later in 2021; now is a great time to revisit the themes of the play and celebrate the powerful writing of the valiant Alice Childress.
The pioneering play within a play originally written in 1957, challenged attitudes and posed questions then but could be ripped from today’s headlines. The issues on race and classism are to be discussed in more detail in post-show talkbacks that will help audiences process what they have just experienced. This show promises to be an entertaining and engaging experience for audience members of all ages. A sensory and emotional performance that will be meaningful – don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show as the arts, once again, becomes vanguard in social justice.
PREVIEW - November 8th, 2021 @ 7:30pm
OPENING - November 9th, 2021 @ 7:30pm w/ Talkback
November 10th, 2021 @ 7:30pm
November 11th, 2021 @ 7:30pm
November 12th, 2021 @ 7:30pm
MATINEE - November 13th, 2021 @ 2pm **PARKING WILL BE AT A PREMIUM DUE TO AN ONCAMPUS FOOTBALL GAME THIS DAY**
November 13th, 2021 @ 7:30pm with/ Talkback **PARKING WILL BE AT A PREMIUM DUE TO AN ONCAMPUS FOOTBALL GAME THIS DAY**
MATINEE - November 14th, 2021 @ 2pm
ON SALE MONDAY, October 11th, 2021 at 5pm
Students*: $14.00 | Faculty/Staff/ Patrons: $21.00
Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone or online via our website starting October 11th, 2021 at: https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/theatre-dance/box-office
*Tulane students registered in fundamentals classes who have paid activity fees along with their tuition have covered their costs for this performance. Please use your student ID number as the promo code to check out with a zero balance.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT PROOF OF VACCINATION AT CHECK OUT AND UPON ARRIVAL AT THE THEATRE. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES FOR ALL AUDIENCE MEMBERS THROUGHOUT THE PERFORMANCE. SEATING IS RESTRICTED FOR THIS PERFORMANCE AS SEATS WILL BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID19 GUIDELINES FROM THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AS WELL AS TULANE’S OWN ADVISORS.