Race Relations in Black and White: 'Trouble in Mind' at the Aurora Theatre
In the days of constantly streaming Twitter and Facebook, it’s amazing anything stays relevant for a month, much less decades. But Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress - the first African-American woman to win an Obie award - remains an insightful exploration of racial inequality, even half a century later.
An East Bay gem, Aurora Theatre is worth checking out - especially this show, which has been hailed by local critics as awesome. (That’s a paraphrase, by the way.) Deftly funny and emotionally compelling, Trouble in Mind navigates the unsettling inequity of the time, in a way that still rings true. Which is rather frightening if you think about it.