By Katori Hall | A Black Theatre Workshop and Neptune Theatre Production
After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. retires to his motel amidst a raging thunderstorm. When a mysterious maid arrives at his door, political discussion ensues and Dr. King is forced to confront his legacy in a poetic reimagining of the events taking place on the night before his assassination.
Tuesday - Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm and 8:30pm
The Mountaintop runs for 90 minutes with no intermission.
The first Sunday of each GCTC production is a Pay-What-You-Desire performance. Available tickets can be purchased in person at the box office as of noon for the 2PM performance for whatever price suits your budget.
Why I chose this play
“When this production ran at Black Theatre Workshop in Montreal, it broke their box office records, proving that Dr. Martin Luther King's work is as relevant as ever. I am drawn to the questions about the fear and doubt that dwell even in the greatest champions.”
— Eric Coates, Artistic Director
Katori Hall: Playwright
Letitia Brookes: Camae
Tristan D. Lalla: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sierra Alarie: Apprentice Stage Manager
Deryl Amenya: Sound Collaborator
Howard Davis: Video Designer
Rob Denton: Composer
Birdie Gregor: Stage Manager
Laurie-Anne Jean-Baptiste: Sound Collaborator
ahdri zhina mandiela: Director
Juanita Marchand: Sound Collaborator
David Perreault Ninacs: Lighting Designer
Eo Sharp: Set & Costume Designer
Maria Elena Stoodley: Sound Collaborator
Ross Unger: Sound Collaborator
Stages & Pages
The Ottawa Public Library and GCTC have come together in a special partnership to help you explore the themes and topics raised in each play during GCTC’s 2018-2019 season.
OPL’s Readers’ Advisory staff have read the scripts for each of the plays, and recommended resources to further the exploration of their themes. The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience.
The Prologue Series continues to bring exciting discussions and unique experiences to GCTC that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage.
The latest edition is January 23, free to the public, and will start at 6:45 pm in the GCTC lobby. The Prologue will feature a stimulating panel discussion hosted by Stefan Keyes and featuring artists involved in the production.
“Under director ahdri zhina mandiela, Lalla and Brookes roll out this story in fine fashion. The two actors mesh, carrying the play from initial naturalism through its shift to a more metaphysical realm.” -Artsfile
“The Mountaintop gives a realistic, loving, and at times critical view of the iconic Dr. King, stripping away the myth to show the man anxious for the future and trying to do so much to make it a better place.” - Capital Critics Circle