Already a worldwide sensation, Katori Hall’s magical play, The Mountaintop, winner of London’s Olivier Award and recently hailed in a star-studded Broadway production. The play receives its highly anticipated Baltimore premiere on January 9, 2013. Tickets are selling quickly, with some performances nearly sold out.
The cast features Shawn Hamilton as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Myxolydia Tyler as Camae. Both actors make their Centerstage debut with the play. Shawn Hamilton is a regular at the Guthrie Theater, whom most recently playing the role of Dr. King in Appomattox and has appeared in national tours and at many regional theaters, playing a wide variety of roles in productions ranging from Shakespeare to musicals. Myxolydia Tyler has appeared at theaters across the country, including The Public Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and in many roles at Trinity Repertory Theatre. Her one woman play, Dreamprints: A Conversation with Harriet Tubman, was produced by Syracuse Stage.
Did you know? Centerstage, the State Theater of Maryland celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season in 2012-13.
Called “emotionally powerful and theatrically stunning,” by Variety, The Mountaintop finds Dr. King at The Lorraine Hotel on April 3, 1968. As he unwinds and prepares, a visit from a hotel maid offers welcome diversion and a challenging new perspective but also raises profound and surprising questions.
Did you know? Centerstage, the professional nonprofit company serves as a local hub and national leader for provocative, entertaining theater and as a catalyst for conversation in the community.
The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, begins previews on Wednesday, January 9, 2013; celebrates Opening Night on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 and runs through Sunday, February 24, 2013. There will be a special performance on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Tickets start at $15 and can be ordered online here or by calling 410.332.0033. The Mountaintop is sponsored by Northrop Grumman, with additional support from Legg Mason and Miles and Stockbridge.