PHOTO CALL: Trouble in Mind, Starring E. Faye Butler, at Arena Stage

News   PHOTO CALL: Trouble in Mind, Starring E. Faye Butler, at Arena Stage
Trouble in Mind, Alice Childress' 1955 play about a racially integrated theatre company presenting a race play, plays Arena Stage, the resident Washington, DC, company. E. Faye Butler stars.

Director Irene Lewis stages the comedy-drama in collaboration with many of the cast and crew from CenterStage's acclaimed 2007 Baltimore production; she is the former artistic director of CenterStage.Trouble in Mind plays the proscenium Kreeger Theater in Arena's Mead Center for American Theatre. Performances continue to Oct. 23.

Butler (Arena's Oklahoma!, Crowns) leads the returning ensemble as Wiletta Mayer, along with Starla Benford as Millie Davis, Tony Award nominee Thomas Jefferson Byrd as Sheldon Forrester, Daren Kelly as Bill O'Wray, Garrett Neergaard as Eddie Fenton and Laurence O'Dwyer (Helen Hayes Award winner for Arena's The Fantasticks) as Henry. For Arena Stage's production they are joined by Brandon J. Dirden as John Nevins, Gretchen Hall as Judy Sears, Marty Lodge as Al Manners and T. Anthony Quinn as Stagehand.

Here is a look at the show:

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