Trouble in Mind: Peter Coyote Stars in Staged Reading
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San Francisco’s award-winning Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (LHT) presents Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind as part of PROJECT1VOICE’s inaugural event, 1Voice, 1Play, 1Day, which will see 17 African American theaters from coast-to-coast present staged readings of the play. The event will be a fund-raiser for the company.
LHT Artistic Director Steven Anthony Jones will direct the reading. Bay Area favorite Margo Hall, who led the cast in Aurora Theatre’s production of Trouble in Mind, will reprise her roll as Wiletta Mayer. Other local celebrities slated to participate include Peter Coyote (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Bitter Moon) and Geoff Hoyle (Popeye, Broadway’s The Lion King). Rounding out the nine-person cast are Dan Clegg, Patrick Russell, Alan Taylor, Courtney Thomas, Kelsey Venter and Toby Windham.