January 18 – February 10, 2013

A collaboration with Hattiloo Theatre

Advisory - Strong Language


Warning: Cigarettes are smoked onstage throughout the performance.

By Katori Hall

Written by Memphis native Katori Hall, The Mountaintop is a reimagining of the events of April 3rd, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has just returned to his room at The Lorraine Motel after giving one of his most memorable speeches. When a mysterious young woman visits his room with some surprising news, Dr. King must come to terms with his destiny in the play The Associated Press called a, “thrilling, wonderful, provocative flight of magical realism.” Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

Sponsored by First Tennessee Foundation and First Unitarian Church – Church of the River

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Stage Review: ‘Mountaintop’ salutes King, the man


Christopher Blank explains how The Mountaintop differs from other plays about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Click here to read at Commercial Appeal.com



Martin Luther King Jr.: Lawrence Blackwell

Camae: Detra Payne


Director: Tony Horne

Assistant Director: Kristi Steele

Production Stage Manager: Jasmin Holton

Dramaturg: Lindsay Recknagel

Scenic Designer: Kathy Haaga

Lighting Designer: Ashley Ryan Beeler

Sound Designer: Zach Badreddine

Costume Designer: Beth Clark

Props Master: Kat Gering

Technical Director: Kat DeCamillo

Production Manager: Katharine Stubblefield