• The Mountaintop at Circuit Playhouse


    The Mountaintop

    By Katori Hall

    January 18 – February 10, 2013

    The Circuit Playhouse

    Produced in collaboration with Hattiloo Theatre

    ***Adult Language Advisory***

     Written by Memphis native Katori Hall, The Mountaintop is a reimagining of the events of April 3rd, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has just returned to his room at The Lorraine Motel after giving one of his most memorable speeches. When a mysterious young woman visits his room with some surprising news, Dr. King must come to terms with his destiny in the play The Associated Press called a, "thrilling, wonderful, provocative flight of magical realism." Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

    The Mountaintop is directed by Tony Horne (The Wiz for Hattiloo Theatre; Gem of the Ocean; No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs for Playhouse on the Square). Lawrence Blackwell and Detra Payne (Hattiloo Drama Club) make their Circuit Playhouse debuts.

    The Mountaintop runs January 18 – February 10 at The Circuit Playhouse Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. The Pay What You Can performance is Thursday, January 24th at 8pm.

    The Circuit Playhouse is located at 51 S. Cooper Street. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at playhouseonthesquare.org.


    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Lawrence Blackwell

    Camae – Detra Payne


    Director: Tony Horne

    Assistant Director: Kristi Steele

    Production Stage Manager: Jasmin Holton

    Dramaturg: Lindsay Recknagel

    Scenic Designer: Kathy Haaga

    Lighting Designer: Ashley Ryan Beeler

    Sound Designer: Zach Badreddine

    Costume Designer: Beth Clark

    Props Master: Kat Gering

    Technical Director: Kat DeCamillo

    Production Manager: Katharine Stubblefield


    Title: The Mountaintop

    Venue: The Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St.  

    Dates: January 18 – February 10

    Times: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm*

    *Sunday, February 10 at 8pm due to the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions (upta.org)

    Tickets: $22 Opening Weekend (January 18 – 20), $30 Thursdays and Sundays, $35 Fridays and Saturdays. $22 Seniors/Students/Military; $10 for children under 18.  

    Box Office: 901-726-4656

    Web: playhouseonthesquare.org

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