The Mountaintop


The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall

January 18 – February 10, 2013

The Circuit Playhouse

A Collaboration of The Circuit Playhouse & 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 (Gem of the Ocean; No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs). Lawrence Blackwell and Detra Payne 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



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

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


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