The Mountaintop, a play about the events leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., will run from April 8 to April 15 in the Black Box Theater,
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is a play that reflects the events leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. after giving his speech “I’ve Been To the Mountain Top.” The play is known for it being a two person play. This means, that through out the play, only two people will be on stage and saying lines.
“The two actors we got have a really good chemistry with each other and have been very professional,” said Nicholas Newell, Director of Mountain top here at the Black Box Theater.
The show falls right in a great period for the theater department, due to their bigger shows such as Metamorphoses, showing just last month. The theater needed to do a play that allowed for there to be few cast members, but give a the quality that is expected from the Black Box.
Casting is the most important factor when creating a play with only two actors. Many people auditioned for the roles, but it only came down to two actors with Khadijah Carter and Akil Jackson playing the roles of Camae and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The play is something that can be enjoyed by all types and diversities of people. With the legal side, and the creative side coming together into one play, Mountain Top can reach almost any one.
“We have done a lot of out reach to many areas on campus,” said Lisa L. Abbott from the Theater Department.
The show runs from April 8 to 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for faculty and staff.