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Ithaca, NY — Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the powerful and provocative The Mountaintop by Katori Hall.
The 2010 Oliver Award winning play daringly re-imagines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on Earth.
A weary and restless Dr. King returns to the Lorraine Motel after delivering his legendary “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech at Mason Temple. He contemplates the events of the evening and what he will say the next day to further support the Memphis workers’ demands. Desperate for a cup of coffee, he rings for room service.
In playwright Katori Hall’s vision of that night, a motel maid, Camae, arrives with not only coffee but unanticipated news of the future. Epic in its vision and intimate in its truth, The Mountaintop is a gripping story in which the larger-than-life icon confronts the meaning of his life and his destiny.
Writer Hall explores Dr. King’s humor, fear and expansive humanity.
“The play is a fiction, but filled with so much truth. Through Katori Hall’s imagining, we are reminded of Dr. King’s vision and how this extraordinary and ordinary man continues to affect the lives of so many and the destiny of his country,” says KTC artistic director, Rachel Lampert.
In conjunction with the Ithaca premiere of The Mountaintop, Kitchen Theatre Company will present a number of ancillary events. Post-show talkbacks are scheduled for Sunday, October 11, Tuesday, October 13, and Wednesday, October 14 (preview performances), and Friday, October 23 (facilitated by Lee Rayburn of WHCU). On Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 PM, there will be a free reception and talk by Rev. Dr. Kenneth I. Clarke, Sr., Director of Cornell United Religious Work. Please check our website for more events:www.kitchentheatre.org.
Kitchen Theatre Company’s production of The Mountaintop is Underwritten by Travis Hyde Properties and sponsored by Cornell University. The Media Sponsor is WCNY.
“Important conversations happen in the Kitchen.”
DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS
Kitchen Theatre Company, Central New York’s Off-Broadway theater, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the powerful play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall.
October 11-25, 2015
Sun., Oct. 11 @ 4:00 – PREVIEW, TALKBACK
Tues., Oct. 13 @ 7:00 – PREVIEW, TALKBACK, PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Wed., Oct. 14 @ 7:30 – PREVIEW, TALKBACK
Thurs., Oct 15 @ 7:30 – OPENING
Fri., Oct. 16 @ 8:00
Sat., Sept 17 @ 8:00
Sun., Oct. 18 @ 4:00
Wed., Oct. 21 @ 7:30 – PRESHOW TALK by Rev. Dr. Kenneth I. Clarke, Sr., Director of Cornell United Religious Work
Thurs., Oct. 22 @ 2:00 & 7:30
Fri., Oct. 23 @ 8:00 – TALKBACK
Sat., Oct. 24 @ 8:00
Sun., Oct. 25 @ 4:00 – CLOSING PERFORMANCE
Kitchen Theatre Company
417 W. State/MLK, Jr. St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW: $90-$245. To purchase, call (607) 272-0570, or visit the Kitchen offices (409 W. State St.) Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM and at the theater (417 W. State St.) Saturday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: $15-$40. To purchase, call (607) 272-0570, visit the Kitchen offices (409 W. State St.) Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM and at the theater (417 W. State St.) Saturday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM, or click www.kitchentheatre.org.
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