May 6-7, 2017
7:00 PM Saturday
3:00 PM Sunday
Red Circle Sponsor: J. Crayton Pruitt
The Mountain Top is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination in 1968.
Playwright Katori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful surrealistic fantasy about a conversation between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the plight and future of African-Americans. Hail's insight, light touch and lively mood depicts King as a real man with very human foibles who was nonetheless capable of inspirign millions to hope and move toward a momentous societal shift for equality and justice.
Directed by Ward Smith. Starring Naima Tabernuro and Darren Constantine.
About the Heather
The Heather Theatre Company is named after actor, Heather Philipsen, whose courage and bravery during her time of struggle was and is an inspiration.
The members of The Heather hope to allow her spirit and legacy of strength and genuine caring for others to live on through their performances and generosity to their community.
The Heather is a 501c3 not-for-profit professional theatre company dedicated to producing intimate, socially challenging, artistically brave and inspiring works of live theatre.