What happened inside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis in the hours before the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.? The Los Angeles Theatre Works’ play, “The Mountaintop,” highlights the time between the legendary civil rights leader’s last speech and his final moments. The theatre troupe will perform “The Mountaintop” Feb. 6 in the OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall at 8 p.m.
In this internationally-acclaimed play, playwright Katori Hall fantasizes about what might have happened after King’s famed final speech, highlighted by the impactful line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop.” The play gives the audience a glimpse into King’s human side as he reveals his hopes, regrets and fears.
”The Mountaintop is a special performance that will impact each member of the audience in a powerful way,” Brandon Mitts, Arts, Culture and Entertainment manager. “Although it’s been 50 years since the death of Martin Luther King Jr., his words continue to resonate with us. I look forward to the Stillwater community being able to take in such a timely performance.”
The Mountaintop premiered in London in 2009. Soon after, it won an Olivier Award for best new play. The play then ran on Broadway starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson. The play presents a powerful and passionate experience for the audience and is filled with humor and political jabs. The play is coming to Stillwater at a special time, as 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Tickets for the performance are $10 for students and children 12 and under to $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.okstate.edu. For more information, contact the OSU Allied Arts office at (405) 744-7509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For decades the OSU Allied Arts office has brought top-notch talent to the Oklahoma State University campus. The Allied Arts office seeks to enrich the lives of students through the arts. This is the fourth of six performances Allied Arts will host during the 2017-2018 season. For more information about Allied Arts and “The Mountaintop,” visit alliedarts.okstate.edu.