Short North Stage teams up with the King Arts Complex to bring a new production of The Mountaintop to the Green Room at the Garden Theater directed by Alan Bomar Jones. The production coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination.
The Mountaintop announced Katori Hall, its playwright, as one of the most inventive and engaging playwrights in American theatre. In its London run, The Guardian called it, “a well-made and enjoyable fantasy [that] is a variation on that old-fashioned theatrical staple: two unlikely people brought together in a room.” The two people here are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Earley Dean) and a hotel maid (Michelle Golden), in Dr. King’s last night on Earth. The Telegraphcalled it “audacious on many levels” and said, “With consummate artistry, Hall interweaves fact and fiction.”