The Mountaintop

L.A. Theatre Works Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director, presents THE MOUNTAINTOP By Katori Hall. 

This year, in conjunction with Michigan Tech’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Martin Luther King Jr., the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion are proud to present LA Theatre Work’s brand new production of Katori Hall’s play, The Mountaintop. On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, playwright Katori Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid.

There will also be a panel discussion and Q & A with student members of Michigan Tech’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), L.A. Theatre Works’ The Mountaintop cast, and staff from The Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the Rozsa Lobby, with beverages and dessert served, immediately following the play.

According to LA Theatre Works, Beginning January 12, L.A. Theatre Works commemorates the anniversary with a touring production of the internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall, directed by multiple award-winner Shirley Jo Finney and starring Gilbert Glenn Brown (CBS TV’s The Inspectors, upcoming feature film The Best of Enemies) and Karen Malina White (The Cosby Show, A Different World, Malcolm and Eddie). The production will travel to 38 cities across the United States.

This performance is supported in part through funding from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Crane Group. Also sponsored by WGGL, Minnesota Public Radio, and Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

See the LA Theatre Works The Mountaintop Tour Announcement here

Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30 pm

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

Event Type

Arts and Entertainment, Theatre

Target Audience

General Public

Tags

presenting

Website

http://mtu.edu/rozsa

Cost

$22.00 - Adult, $10.00 - Youth, No Charge for Michigan Tech Students with Experience Tech Fee

Department
College of Sciences and Arts, Visual and Performing Arts
Host ?

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Contact Phone Number

Ticketing Office: (906) 487-2073

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Joan Schumaker Chadde

Joan Schumaker Chadde left a positive review 1/23/2018

Great acting! Interesting examination of the topic. Nice to be able to interact with performers after the show.

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