December 12, 2014
Stage Aurora presents Katori Hall’s
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.
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company presents 3 performances of this award-winning play in honor of MLK weekend January 16-18 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall located at 5188 Norwood Avenue at the Gateway Mall.
Martin Luther King, Jr. will be played by stage veteran Eugene Lindsey and the role of Camae will be played by Lavida Thomas –Richardson. THE MOUNTAINTOP is directed by Jack Barnard.
The Mountaintop received its world premiere in London at Theatre 503 before transferring to Trafalgar Studios in the West End, winning the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play. It then premiered on Broadway in 2011, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. Playwright Katori Hall’s numerous awards and fellowships include two Lecomte du Nouy Prizes from Lincoln Center, the Fellowship of Southern Writers Bryan Family Award in Drama, a NYFA Fellowship, and the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award. Hall is a graduate of Columbia University, the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, and the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace playwriting program.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Youth (4-17) and Seniors (65+) $15 Advance/Door
Adults (18- 64) $20 Advance/ $25 Door
General Seating available.
Purchase tickets at Brothers 2000 ($1 Charge fee/ Gateway Mall (904) 768-6004) or visit www.stageaurora.ticketleap.com. For more information, please visit www.stageaurora.org or call Stage Aurora at (904) 765 -7372 or (904) 765-7373.