E. Faye Butler switches from Arena Stage's hit production of Oklahoma! to star in the company's newest production, Alice Childress's Trouble In Mind, about a newly integrated theater company in the '50s preparing to open a misguided race play. Butler plays Wiletta Mayer, who has the chance to achieve her dream of starring on the Great White Way -- but at what cost? Irene Lewis, formerly of Baltimore's CenterStage, directs a cast that also includes Laurence O'Dwyer and Thomas Jefferson Byrd. To Oct. 23. Kreeger Theater in the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6th St. SW. Tickets are $51 to $66. Call 202-488-3300 or visit arenastage.org.