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UP AT BAT - Trouble in Mind, by Alice Childress - DETAILS

February 9, 2024, through March 3, 2024 - Fridays at Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2, (no performance Friday, February 23, 2024) at the Kennedy Catholic High School theater space (140 S 140th St, Burien, WA 98168) - free parking and entrance around the back of the building - follow the signs!

Join us for post-show discussions after the February 18 and 25 performances.

(Masks are required at all performances. Don't have a mask? BAT will give you one!)

 

Trouble in Mind a comedy-drama by Alice Childress debuted Off-Broadway in 1955. It was awarded an Obie Award in 1956 for best original Off-Broadway production, making her the first African-American woman to win an Obie. Trouble in Mind was “re-discovered” and had its Broadway premiere on November 18, 2021. Join us to see what makes this play worth attending 70 years after it was written!

A talented and experienced Black actress has been cast in Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play set to open on Broadway. She had paid her dues throughout the years, playing stereotypical supporting roles in second-rate shows, and is ready for her star turn. Chaos in Belleville, written by a White playwright, might not be quite as enlightened a piece as she's been hoping for — but that doesn't mean it won't sell out.

And selling out is the question at the heart of Alice Childress's comedy-drama, set in 1957. A cast of multigenerational Black actors rehearse under the purview of a White director and stage manager, and as the rehearsal process unfolds, theater conventions and racial politics collide.

Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.

Contains some adult language and adult content, including the N-word.

 

REVIEW: "With an excellent cast unfolding the story, Trouble in Mind will delight, move, and stir you as only the best Art can." - B-Town Blog 

 

REVIEW: “The play is very well written and even better performed by a remarkable cast under the direction of Jasmine Lomax and is the perfect way to close out Black History Month.” The Sound On Stage.

 

DIRECTED BY: Jasmine Lomax

 

GET YOUR TICKETS AT THIS LINK! - (If ticket pricing is a barrier, reach out to BAT - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - theater is for everyone.)

 

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Waiting in the wings:

Red, by John Logan - DETAILS

 

DIRECTED BY: Beau Prichard

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm from April 12 through May 5, 2024. (No performance on Sunday, April 28, 2024.)

GET YOUR TICKETS AT THIS LINK! - (If ticket pricing is a barrier, reach out to BAT - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - theater is for everyone!)

 

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This Summer BAT takes it to the Parks!

Fallen Angels a family-friendly comedy by the English playwright Noël Coward.

 

"Admission" is free!

 

DIRECTED BY: Rachel Rene

 

Join us in:

Burien

Des Moines

Federal Way

Normandy Park

SeaTac

(More Cities and dates added soon.)

 
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BAT's anti-racism resources page has resources to help our community battle this scourge.

 

BAT hired LMN Architects to help design a performing and visual arts center in South King County. PleaseThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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