The Mountaintop is a fictional retelling of how Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on earth, before his tragic assassination. After delivering his famous “I’ve been to the mountaintop speech” on behalf of the sanitation workers in Memphis, Martin goes to the Lorraine Motel to rest before another long day of campaigning. His world is spun on his axis when he meets Camae, a beautiful maid, who delivers his room service. At first, they only exchange flirtatious remarks, but soon they start a deep dialogue about Martin’s hopes and fears, and the two develop a true understanding. When Camae reveals that she is an angel that has come to prepare him for the soon-to-be-coming afterlife, Martin must confront his fears and face his own mortality.

“"The Mountaintop is a thrilling, wonderful, provocative flight, of magical realism."” (-Associated Press)

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Cast & Creatives

Playwright

Katori Hall

Director

Rob Ruggiero

Cast

Jamil A.C. Mangan

Cast

Courtney Thomas

Set Designer

Evan Adamson

Costume Designer

Amy Clark

Lighting Designer

John Lasiter

Sound Designer

Michael Miceli

Wig Designer

Charles LaPointe

Media Designer

David Gallo

Casting

McCorkle Casting, LTD.

Assistant Sound Design

Hunter Spoede

Projection Supervisor

Brad Peterson

Production Manager

Michael Lenaghan

Production Stage Manager

Very Schultz

Production Photos

Lanny Nagler