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The Mountaintop

October 20 - November 10, 2013

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro

About

The Mountaintop

by Katori Hall

Take The First Step.

April 3, 1968. Memphis, Tennessee. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to his room at the Lorraine Motel. He just wants a cup of coffee, a pack of cigarettes and a good night’s sleep. But when a very attractive maid arrives with his coffee, King is thrown off balance. As the night progresses and a storm rages outside, the maid reveals herself to be much more than King first believed.   A triumphant and surprising celebration of the human in history unfolds as King’s mysterious visitor guides the way through the dangers and the joys of the journey to THE MOUNTAINTOP

For mature audiences.

THE MOUNTAINTOP is presented as a co-production with PlayMakers Repertory Company.

Presented with support from O.Henry Hotel

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Showtimes

2013
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Sun, Oct 207:30pm
Oct 21
Tue, Oct 227:30pm
Wed, Oct 237:30pm
Thu, Oct 247:30pm
Fri, Oct 258:00pm
Sat, Oct 268:00pm
Sun, Oct 272:00pm7:30pm
Oct 28
Tue, Oct 297:30pm
Wed, Oct 307:30pm
Thu, Oct 317:30pm
Fri, Nov 18:00pm
Sat, Nov 28:00pm
Sun, Nov 32:00pm7:30pm
Nov 4
Tue, Nov 57:30pm
Wed, Nov 67:30pm
Thu, Nov 77:30pm
Fri, Nov 88:00pm
Sat, Nov 98:00pm
Sun, Nov 102:00pm7:30pm
Nov 11
Nov 12
Nov 13
Nov 14
Nov 15
Nov 16

Cast

Camae
Lakisha May
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cedric Mays

Creative Team

Director
Raelle Myrick-Hodges
Scenic and Costume Designer
Junghyun Georgia Lee
Lighting Designer
Xavier Pierce
Sound Designer
Robert Dagit
Video Designer
Nicholas Hussong
Assistant Director
Jeffrey Meanza
Dramaturg
Adam Versenyi
Vocal Coach
John Patrick
Movement Coordinator
Craig Turner
Casting Director
McCorkle Casting, Ltd.
Stage Manager
Emily J. Mails
Co-Producer
Playmakers Repertory Company

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News & Reviews The Mountaintop

News:

"The Mountaintop" brings MLK Jr. story to Triad Stage
News & Record
October 17, 2013

For 90 minutes straight, six days a week, Cedric Mays becomes the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Reviews:

The Mountaintop envisions the last hours of Martin Luther King
Indy Week
September 25, 2013

 But when a rescue's taking place in an accounting of a life, it's usually important to determine what the writer believed was in need of rescue, and why. That's one of the questions still haunting me after Saturday night's premiere of The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall's imaginative and controversial account of Martin Luther King's last night alive.

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Reviews:

THE MOUNTAINTOP Puts a Cultural Icon in a New Light
Broadway World
September 24, 2013

A rainy Saturday evening in Chapel Hill was fitting for the opening night of PlayMakers Repertory Company's production of The Mountaintop, produced in partnership with Greensboro's Triad Stage. The play, written by Katori Hall, also takes place on a rainy evening - a fateful one: April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. It was the night before Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot, and it follows the man through his final evening, which was spent in his hotel room. Hall mixes historical reality with playful conjecture to create a piece which is heartwarming and thought-provoking.

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Reviews:

'Mountaintop' is engaging, surprising
News & Observer
September 23, 2013

 Plays about historical figures often portray their subjects as glorified symbols, but Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop humanizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with fears and foibles, humor and hubris.

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News:

In, "The Mountaintop," an imagining of MLK's last night
Durham Herald-Sun
September 19, 2013

In “The Mountaintop,” Katori Hall’s play about the last night of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, just two actors are on stage for the 90-minute production. It’s quick and long at the same time, said Cedric Mays, the actor portraying King... Without an intermission, it just “goes, goes, goes” without even a water break, he said.

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Play explores MLK's last night alive
The Daily Tar Heel
September 18, 2013

“This play celebrates the legacy of MLK Jr.,” said Preston Lane, artistic director of Triad Stage. “It reminds us that at one point he was going to take us to the mountaintop. He started a journey for freedom and justice and equality in America. We’re carrying on his dream of what greatness America would be capable of.”

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Katori Hall's Stirring Drama, "The Mountaintop," Is Set on the Day Before MLK Was Assassinated
Triangle Arts and Entertainment
September 18, 2013

The Mountaintop is a stirring two-character drama in which 32-year-old African-American actress and playwright Katori Hall imagines what might have happened on Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s next-to-last day on Earth — on April 3, 1968 — and asks “What if?”

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