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The Mountaintop

by Katori Hall
Directed by D. Lynn Meyers
EXTENDED! Now through april 12!
March 19-April 6, 2014

REGIONAL PREMIERE. On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime. When a feisty, young hotel maid makes an unexpected visit, an unlikely relationship is forged that ventures into the political and personal, compelling King to confront his destiny and the fate of the nation on the eve of one of the most critical moments in American History. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, this powerful new play is a gripping re-imagining of events the night before the iconic civil rights leader's assassination.

APROXIMATE RUNNING TIME
1 hrs, 40 minutes, with no intermission

Content Advisory:
This production contains strong language and adult themes and may not be suitable for all audiences.
 

CAST:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Gavin Lawrence
Camae: Torie Wiggins

ARTISTS:

Author: Katori Hall
Director: D. Lynn Meyers
Set & Lighting Designer: Brian c. Mehring
Costume Designer: Chad Phillips
Sound Designer: Matthew Tibbs
Property Master & Design Assistant: Shannon Rae Lutz
Production Stage Manager: Brandon T. Holmes
Assistant Stage Manager: Zach Wells
Technical Operations Director: Aaron Clements
Master Electrician: Matthew Hollstegge





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Reviews:


"The dynamic between these actors is ELECTRIC. ETC has offered a POWERFUL season; The Mountaintop might be remembered as its best production.." -CityBeat Review

"Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has offered another POWERHOUSE SEASON this year, but I'll venture to say that The Mountaintop is aptly named: it's at the peak." -CityBeat Blog

"PERFECTION was the word that came to mind by the end. I can't imagine a better production."
-Tony Dallas Theatre Blog

"QUITE MOVING." -Cincinnati Enquirer

"PITCH PERFECT." -Sappy Critic blog

"IMPRESSIVE." -iSpyCincy


Audience buzz:

"Bravo! Opening Night of #Mountaintop was powerful & inspiring!" -@FreedomCenter

"Go see #MOUNTAINTOP at @EnsembleCincy!!! It's AMAZING! I will be going a second time and bringing my entire family!" -@Btw_ImNik

"IT WAS GREAT!" -@petexshankland

"Best play I have ever seen hands down!" -@younglionking7



ARTICLES:

Mountaintop Seeks Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. -Cincinnati Enquirer

'The Mountaintop' Explores MLK's Final Hours -Dayton Daily News

from the blog:

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The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is a powerful production that re-imagines the night before Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, Hall takes the audience back in time to the year 1968 at The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. Costume Designer Chad Phillips spoke with us about designing costumes for this production and his career as a designer. Read more...

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