Obsidian Theatre Company

The Mountaintop

The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall

Obsidian Theatre in association with The Shaw Festival

Sep 27-Oct 19 2014  Aki Studio



Starring: Kevin Hanchard and Alana Hibbert

Directed by Philip Akin

Set/Costume Design: Judith Bowden

Lighting Design: Kevin Lamotte

Sound Design: Freddy Gabrsek

Projection Designer :Andrew Smith

Stage Manager: Andrea Schurman

Production Manager: Patrick Lavender


1968, a storm rages outside as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. settles into his last night in the now iconic room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. He is exhausted, having just delivered his powerful “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech. When room service arrives, he meets a beautiful and slightly mysterious young hotel maid. Through their intimate and ultimately transformative conversation, we hear the hopes and fears of King-both the leader and the man-as he is forced to confront his destiny and legacy.

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