By Katori Hall • Directed by Akin Babatunde
What thoughts and emotions were pulsing through Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mind and heart on his last night on Earth? Set in Memphis’ Lorraine motel just hours before the civil rights leader was assassinated, The Mountaintop presents King as a very human man, stripped of the mountains of mythology now woven into his remembrance. This recent Broadway hit and the 2010 winner of Britain’s Olivier Award for Best New Play will bring every audience member within feet of the actors in an intensely intimate Studio Theatre production. Crackling with metaphysical magical realism, The Mountaintop throws lightning bolts of insight upon our societal strengths and frailties and our own personal accomplishments and failings as, with Dr. King, we ponder the cost of what we contribute and the legacy of what we leave behind. ?Contains cigarette smoke, strobe lights, mature themes and strong language. No re-entry. Shows, dates, times, prices, venues, and cast members subject to change.
Standby Tickets are a great chance to grab a seat for a sold-out show. These reduced-price tickets can be purchased at the Box Office 90 minutes prior to each performance of The Mountaintop. Please note–buying a Standby Ticket does not gurantee a seat; you will be refunded should a seat not become available.
Above: Tiana Kaye Johnson and Hassan El-Amin. Photo by Karen Almond.
SAM HENDERSON is making his DTC debut. He holds an MFA in acting from USD/Old Globe where he appeared in: Romeo and Juliet; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Uncle Vanya; Pericles; Marat/Sade; The Laramie Project; Much Ado About Nothing; Hamlet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. In New York, he appeared at the Off-Broadway, award-winning Ensemble Studio Theatre and was guest teaching artist for the Epic Theatre Ensemble. Recently, Sam appeared in the LA Film Fest Official Selection A Country Called Home, starring Imogen Poots. Sam is also a part-time lecturer of theatre at Baylor University. He can be seen at DTC again next year in Romeo and Juliet.� Many thanks for all of the support, especially Megan and the kids.