Current Tour

The Mountaintop

TOURING JANUARY 12, 2018 - APRIL 26, 2018

 

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"Breathtaking, hilarious and heart-stopping."

— The Independent, London

 
Mountaintop Cast. Photo by Matt Petit.
Karen Malina White as Camae and Gilbert Glenn Brown as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Katori Hall
Directed by Shirley Jo Finney
Starring Gilbert Glenn BrownKaren Malina White

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall fantasizes what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid.

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, "I've been to the mountaintop," the celebrated Reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality. In 2018, America and the world marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., yet, struggles to resolve racial tension remain a challenge for communities everywhere.

 

Performances

 

Wenatchee, WA

Numerica Performing Arts Center 
Stanley Civic Center

January 12, 2018

 

Tacoma, WA

Pantages Theater

January 13, 2018

 

Pullman, WA

Jones Theater—Daggy Hall
Washington State University

January 15-16, 2018

 

Notre Dame, IN

Leighton Concert Hall—DeBartolo Center
University of Notre Dame

January 19, 2018

 

Houghton, MI

Rozsa Center for the Performing
Arts Michigan Tech

January 23, 2018

 

Moorhead, MN

Hansen Theatre
Roland Dille Center for the Arts

January 25, 2018

 

Blacksburg, VA

Fife Theatre—Moss Arts Center
Virginia Tech

January 28, 2018

 

Clemson, SC

Brooks Center
Clemson University

January 30, 2018

 

Wilmington, NC

Kenan Auditorium
University of North Carolina
 

February 1, 2018

 

Nacogdoches, TX

W.M. Turner Auditorium

February 3, 2018

 

Stillwater, OK

Seretean Center Concert Hall
Oklahoma State University

February 6, 2018

 

West Long Branch, NJ

Pollak Theatre
Monmouth University

February 8, 2018

 

Somerville, NJ

Theater @ Raritan Valley Community College

February 9, 2018

 

Reading, PA

Miller Center for the Arts
Reading Area Community College

February 10, 2018

 

Henderson, KY

Preston Fine Arts Center

February 13, 2018

 

Harrisburg, PA

Rose Lehrman Arts Center
HACC

February 15, 2018

 

Pittsburgh, PA

August Wilson Center

February 17, 2018

 

Columbia, MO

Jesse Hall Auditorium
University of Missouri

February 19, 2018

 

Elon, NC

McCrary Theater
Elon University

February 22, 2018

 

Davidson, NC

Duke Family Performance Hall
Davidson College

February 23, 2018

 

Norfolk, VA

Crispus Attucks Theater

February 24, 2018

 

The Villages, FL

The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

February 26, 2018

 

Jacksonville, FL

Ritz Theatre

February 27, 2018

 

Hamilton, Bermuda

Earl Cameron Theatre
City Hall Arts Center

March 1-3, 2018

 

Lincoln, NE

Lied Center for Performing Arts
University of Nebraska

March 6, 2018

 

Oxford, OH

Hall Auditorium
Miami University

March 8, 2018

 

Flushing, NY

Queens Theatre

March 10-11, 2018

 

Park City, UT 

Eccles Center

March 31, 2018  

 

College Station, TX

Rudder Theatre
Texas A & M University

April 3-4, 2018

 

Decorah, IA

Center for Faith and Life
Luther College

April 6, 2018

 

Midland, MI

Midland Center for the Arts

April 7-8, 2018

 

Chattanooga, TN

Fine Arts Center
University of Tennessee

April 10, 2018

 

Frederick, MD

Weinberg Center

April 13, 2018

 

Fairfax, VA

GMU Center for the Arts
George Mason University

April 14, 2018

 

Raleigh, NC

Stewart Theatre
North Carolina State University

April 17, 2018

 

West Palm Beach, FL

Rinker Playhouse
Kravis Center

April 20-21, 2018

 

Lexington, VA

Lenfest Center 
Washington & Lee University

April 23, 2018

 

Flint, MI

The Capitol Theatre

April 26, 2018