ACT to Present Staged Reading of "The Mountaintop" by Katori Hall

Daily Dose  |  01/21/2020 3:30 pm

In honor of African-American History Month, ACT presents “The Mountaintop.”

February 15, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and February 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Performed at Trinity Episcopal Church, 316 Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604

Tickets are $10.00 in advance at www.act419.org or $12.00 at the door.

Actors Collaborative Toledo announces a staged reading of The Mountaintop—the area premiere of the acclaimed play by Katori Hall.  This intimate play is directed by Rick Clever. The play stars Natalie Bostelman as Camae and Jesse Duckworth as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It is a powerful story that is simply not to be missed.

A gripping re-imagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside.  When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

What the critics have said about The Mountaintop:

"Even before the first flash of lightning—and there will be plenty of that before evening's end—an ominous electricity crackles through the opening moments of THE MOUNTAINTOP." —NY Times. "[THE MOUNTAINTOP] crackles with theatricality and a humanity more moving than sainthood." —NY Newsday. "…as audacious as it is inventive…[a] thrilling, wild, provocative flight of magical realism…Hall keeps her audience guessing…This is playwriting without a net, a defiant poke in the eye of all historical conventions and political correctness…The King that is left after Hall's humanization project is somehow more real and urgent and whole." —Associated Press.



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