February 27 - March 18, 2018

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Neptune Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop presents
THE MOUNTAINTOP
by Katori Hall

 

Fountain Hall

Show Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30pm
Saturday - 4pm & 8:30pm
Sunday - 2pm & 7:30pm

Key Dates:
February 27 - Pay What You Can
March 2 - Opening Night
March 6 - Industry Night
March 7 - Talkback Night
March 18 - Coffee & Conversation (2pm)

Running Time:
The running time of this performance is approximately 85 minutes, no intermission.

 

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A moving interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final night

On the evening of April 3, 1968, after delivering his speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop," the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. retires to room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day, he would be assassinated. In this moving production by playwright Katori Hall, Dr. King's final hours are re-imagined as he confronts his destiny and legacy as a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement.

After struggling to find a venue in the US, The Mountaintop premiered in London in 2009 at the 65-seat Theatre 503. Premiering to critical acclaim, it was transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, making it the first play written by a black woman to win the award.

In September 2011, the play premiered on Broadway starring Samuel L. Jackson in his Broadway debut, and Angela Bassett as Camae, met with both praise and controversy for its depiction of King.

This production of The Mountaintop was produced by Neptune Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop. It premiered in October 2017 at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts in Montreal.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

 


 

 

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January 30 - February 18, 2018

A moving interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final night

A reimagining of Dr. King's final hours as he confronts his destiny and legacy.

February 27 -
March 18, 2018

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