This production began performances on 22nd September 2011 and closed on 22nd January 2012.
Nothing short of a triumph... James Dacre's gripping production
The Daily Telegraph
Taking place on April 3, 1968, THE MOUNTAINTOP is a gripping reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King (Samuel L. Jackson) retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger (Angela Bassett) arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
The performances in James Dacre's fluent production strike me as faultless - with Harewood and Burroughs balancing tension with humour, and matters of great moment with the smaller stuff of life.
Directed by Tony Award® nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun), The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett will begin performances on Tuesday, September 22, 2011, with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011.
An imaginative portrayal of one of the most famous men who lived... wondrous, hilarious, and heartbreaking
SAMUEL L. JACKSON – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
ANGELA BASSETT – Camae
KATORI HALL – Playwright
BRANFORD MARSALIS – Original Music
KENNY LEON – Director
DAVID GALLO – Set Design/Projection Designer
CONSTANZA ROMERO – Costume Designer
BRIAN MACDEVITT – Lighting Designer
DAN MOSES SCHREIER – Sound Designer
CHARLES G. LAPOINTE – Wigs and Hair Designer
ADAM BAILEY – Prosthetic Make-Up Designer
JIM CARNAHAN – Casting
KATE WILSON – Dialect Coach