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The Augusta Jr. Players presents THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall
February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
One event on February 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm
THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall presented by The Augusta Jr. Players
DIRECTED BY Roy Lewis
FEATURING Darrick Brown as Dr. Martin Luther King and Chyra Strong as Camae
BROADCAST DATES / TIMES: Saturday, February 20 at 2PM. Sunday, February 21 at 2PM & 7PM (RESERVATIONS CLOSE TWO HOURS BEFORE THE BROADCAST TIME)
RESERVATION TICKET FEE: $15 per viewing household / group. Additional donations are greatly appreciated.
RUNNING TIME: 1:15
THE STORY: A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
REVIEWS: “Even before the first flash of lightning—and there will be plenty of that before evening’s end—an ominous electricity crackles through the opening moments of THE MOUNTAINTOP.” —NY Times. “[THE MOUNTAINTOP] crackles with theatricality and a humanity more moving than sainthood.” —NY Newsday. “…as audacious as it is inventive…[a] thrilling, wild, provocative flight of magical realism…Katori Hall keeps her audience guessing…This is playwriting without a net, a defiant poke in the eye of all historical conventions and political correctness…The King that is left after Hall’s humanization project is somehow more real and urgent and whole.” —Associated Press.
*** Rated PG for historical language. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
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