Written by Katori Hall
Presented by CityRep, The Pollard Theatre and The Poteet Theatre
“Crackles with theatricality and a humanity more moving than sainthood.”
In a remarkable artistic collaboration, three of Oklahoma’s leading theatres CityRep, The Pollard Theatre and The Poteet Theatre join forces to present the Oklahoma professional premiere of The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall. Winner of the distinguished Olivier Award (London’s Tony) for Best New Play. The Mountaintop is a vivid and bold re-imagining of the last night in the historic life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Set in the now infamous Lorraine Motel, Dr. King has an unexpected visitor who challenges him to face his own humanity, as well as the fate of our country. Hailed as “daring, rousing and provocative” and “soul stirring”, The Mountaintop is a spiritual march through the soul of a great man and the heart of a changing nation.
Following its recent London and Broadway success, CityRep, The Pollard Theatre Company and Poteet Theatre are proud to present the Oklahoma Professional Premiere of this provocative play.
Featured in the production is The Pollard Theatre’s Artistic Director W. Jerome Stevenson as Dr. Martin Luther Jr. and JuNene K. as Camae.
The production is Directed by Rene Moreno, Set Design by Ben Hall, Costume Design by Michael James, Lighting Design by Adam Chamberlin, Sound Design by Steve Emerson, Properties Design by Timothy Stewart. The Production Stage Manager is Steve Emerson.
THE MOUNTAINTOP will be presented first in the Freede Little Theatre at The Civic Center Music Hall located at 201 N Walker Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 (February 6th through February 15th), then at The Pollard Theatre at 120 West Harrison Avenue, Guthrie, OK 73044 (February 20th through February 28th.
THE MOUNTAINTOP is suggested for mature audiences. It contains adult language and situations.
Tickets for the Oklahoma City run of THE MOUNTAINTOP are $8 for Students, Teachers and Military Personnel (with ID), $20 (groups of eight or more), $30 (matinees) and $35 (evening performances), and may be purchased by calling the Civic Center Box Office at (405) 297-2264 or tickets may be purchased online at http://www.cityrep.com.
Tickets for the Guthrie run of THE MOUNTAINTOP are $16.25 for Students, $19.50 Senior and Military Personnel (with ID) and $21.50 for evening and matinee performances, and may be purchased by calling the The Pollard Theatre Box Office at (405) 282-2800 or tickets may be purchased online at http://www.thepollard.org
CityRep Season Sponsors include the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Richard P. Dulaney Foundation, The Grandison Inn and The City Sentinel.
The Pollard Theatre Company is produced with support from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Inasmuch Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Foundation.
The Civic Center
Friday February 6th 7:30pm Preview Performance
Saturday February 7th 1:30pm Preview Matinee Performance
February 7th 7:30pm Opening Night Performance
Sunday February 8th 1:30pm
Friday February 13th 7:30pm
Saturday February 14th 1:30pm
February 14th 7:30pm
Sunday February 15th 1:30pm
The Pollard Theatre
Friday February 20th 8pm
Saturday February 21st 8pm
Sunday February 22nd 2pm
Thursday February 26th 8pm
Friday February 27th 8pm
Saturday February 28th 8pm Closing
CityRep (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Donald Jordan, is Oklahoma’s award winning Equity small professional theatre. CityRep is the first theatre in Oklahoma City history to earn membership in the Theatre Communications Group, the national association of leading professional regional theatres.
CityRep has been recognized for artistic excellence, leadership and community service by the American Theatre Wing, Actors’ Equity Association, The Oklahoma State Arts Council, Governor Mary Fallin and Mayor Mick Cornett.
CityRep’s mission is to serve Oklahoma’s diverse artistic, educational and civic needs by providing dynamic professional theatre.
We entertain, enlighten and Inspire!
Our vision is to be a vibrant regional theater that is vital to the cultural, educational and economic life of Oklahoma.
For more information please visit cityrep.com or call (405) 848-3761.
The Pollard Theatre, Oklahoma’s first professional year-round resident theatre company, is committed to producing a wide variety of quality theatrical experiences for the residents and tourists of Central Oklahoma. Recognized as one of the primary theatrical producers in the greater OKC market, the Pollard provides a venue for local performing artists, employing nearly 80 actors, musicians, designers, directors and technicians each year. Under the leadership of Artistic Director W. Jerome Stevenson, the Pollard Theatre focuses on the art of creative story-telling with a commitment to narratives which illuminate the shared human experience.
The Poteet Theatre is a downtown OKC based theatre company, located in the basement of St. Luke’s church, at 222 NW 15th Street. We offer five main stage productions each year. The theatre has won competitions on a national level, performed in Europe, and is busy this year in preparation with a group of 40 performers traveling to Atlanta for the National Jr. Theatre Festival. In addition to shows year-round, the theatre has a thriving arts education program, PTAE, featuring 27 different classes. Areas of study include acting, improv, ballet, musical theatre jazz, tap, as well as musical theatre production classes. We also have an always growing adult dance and acting community. More information on the theatre and classes can be found at http://stlukesokc.org/index.php/programs/arts/theatre/ or or by calling (405) 609-1026