Award-Winning Play Takes You Into the Mind of Martin Luther King Jr. the Night Before His Assassination

By Kingston Accommodation Partners

Theatre Kingston is proud to present The Mountaintop by Katori Hall to open the 2015-16 season.
Directed by Rebecca Benson, this production stars Stratford Festival star Michael Blake as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and rising star Natasha Mumba.
In The Mountaintop, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. returns from a prophetic speech during the sanitation workers strike and is visited by a mysterious maid, Camae. Through their intimate and ultimately transformative conversations, we hear the hopes and fears of King both the leader and the man as he is forced to confront destiny, legacy and mortality. With a vivid theatrical imagination and powerful emotion, playwright Katoria Hall beautifully fictionalizes the final hours of Dr. King’s life in this award-winning drama.

Michael Blake in the role of Martin Luther King Jr.
Michael Blake in the role of Martin Luther King Jr.

Natasha Mumba in the role of Camme.
Natasha Mumba in the role of Camme.

“The script is both surprisingly funny and incredibly powerful, “ says Theatre Kingston artistic producer Brett Christopher, “and with this cast, it is sure to be the most talked about play in Kingston this Fall. I cannot wait for audiences to experience it.”

Join Theatre Kingston from October 30 to November 15, as they use the Domino Theatre for one of its trademark power-packed productions. The theatre is located at 52 Church Street in the historic Portsmouth Village. Performances run from Tuesday to Saturday with 8pm shows, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. Tickets and more information can be found by contacting the Grand Theatre Box Office at 613-530-2050 or online through www.kingstongrand.ca. The Mountaintop contains mature language and some mature concepts, it is recommended for ages 12 and older.