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TROUBLE IN MIND is Now Playing!

Get your first glimpse of Ron OJ Parson's thrilling new production of Alice Childress' 1950s based TROUBLE IN MIND. This cutting yet humorous behind-the-curtain drama examines pervasive racial dynamics within the American theatre and the tolls of superficial representation on stage. TROUBLE IN MIND features Tim Decker*, Vincent Jordan*, Shariba Rivers*, Charles Stranksy*, Guy Van Swearingen*, Tarina J. Bradshaw, Jordan Ashley Grier, Kenneth D. Johnson, and Adam Shalzi.

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Hear what folx are saying about Ron OJ Parson's mesmerizing production of Alice Childress' TROUBLE IN MIND. Now playing through December 18.

Discussions & Events

  • TROUBLE IN MIND: Post-Show Discussions
    Various Dates

    Join us for informal post-show discussions with members of the production team and cast.

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  • Distanced Performances of TROUBLE IN MIND
    Tuesday, November 22 & Friday, December 2

    These performances have a capacity cap and seating chart.

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  • TROUBLE IN MIND: PRE-Show Discussions
    November 27 & December 8

    Join us for an informal sneak peek into this production with members of the production team.

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  • TROUBLE IN MIND: Company Member Discussion
    Sunday, December 4 at 4pm

    Join us for an informal chat with TimeLine’s Company Members after today’s performance.

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  • Open Captioned Performances of TROUBLE IN MIND
    December 9 at 8pm & December 10 at 4pm

    Featuring a text display of words and sounds heard during the performance.

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  • TROUBLE IN MIND: Sunday Scholars
    Sunday, December 11 at 4pm

    This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

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  • Audio Described Performance of TROUBLE IN MIND
    December 16 at 8pm

    Featuring audio description of visuals during the performance via individual headset.

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Learn more about the history and themes of Trouble in Mind with Backstory, TimeLine's behind-the-scenes magazine about the play.

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Program Book

Explore information about the Trouble in Mind cast and production team, artist bios, additional details about TimeLine, and more.

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