The Mountaintop

January 18 – February 9, 2014 (Mainstage)
By Katori Hall
Directed by Peter Flynn

Flash back to April 3, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee. Enter room 306 of the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent the last night of his life. In this daring reimagining of history, a visit from an enigmatic, young maid unveils the humanity and vulnerability of America’s larger-than-life icon.

VIDEO

A BOLD REIMAGINING OF AN AMERICAN ICON

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PHOTO

TheMountaintop

ENTER ROOM 306 OF THE LORRAINE MOTEL.

Photos by Kristi Jan Hoover.

PRESS

‘THE MOUNTAINTOP’ TREATS KING’S FINAL HOURS WITH…

Published: January 29, 2014

City Paper >

 

‘THE MOUNTAINTOP’ REACHES BEYOND EXPECTED HISTORY

Published: January 27, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette >

 

‘THE MOUNTAINTOP AT CITY THEATRE’

Published: January 26, 2014

Pittsburgh Tatler >

 

CITY THEATRE COMPANY GOES TO ‘THE MOUNTAINTOP’…

Published: January 19, 2014

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review >

 

‘THE MOUNTAINTOP’ IS A FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF MARTIN…

Published: January 16, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette >

 

 

THE PLAYWRIGHT

KATORI HALL

Katori Hall is a playwright and performer from Memphis, TN. Hall’s plays include: The Mountaintop (2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play), which recently ran on Broadway at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson, Hurt Village (2011 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Signature Theatre), Children of Killers (National Theatre, UK and Castillo Theatre, NYC), Hoodoo Love (Cherry Lane Theatre), Remembrance (Women’s Project), Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Our Lady of Kibehomore >

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

CAST

Albert Jones (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Bianca LaVerne Jones (Camae)

CREATIVE TEAM

Peter Flynn (Director)

Tony Ferrieri (Scenic)

Angela M. Vesco (Costume)

Betsy Adams (Lighting)

Ryan Rumery (Sound)

Patrick Weishampel (Multimedia)

Carlyn Aquiline (Dramaturgy)

Patti Kelly (Stage Manager)

Elsen Associates Inc. (Wigs)

Calleri Casting (Casting)

TICKET PRICING

REGULAR ADMISSION

$35-$55

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.

 

$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

 

Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID.

SENIORS AGE 62 AND OLDER

$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Kari Shaffer, Box Office Manager, by email or by calling 412.431.4400 x286.

MILITARY FAMILIES

As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >

ADDITIONAL INFO

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes; no intermission

CONTENT

Contains adult language. A strobe light and smoke are used during this performance.

CONTINUED LEARNING

Click on the document below for a resource guide about the play and its historical and creative context, as well as activities for students.

Educator Resource Guide >

PLAY ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN

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