Described by Eileen. Tickets are $29 for VocalEye users, while they last. Stay for the Talk Back with the cast after the show.
“Under Janet Wright’s direction, Dion Johnstone does a fine job of humanizing the man who, for most of us, is more myth than man: freedom fighter, civil rights and anti-war activist, preacher, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1964). But King was first of all a man: a man who, according to rumour, was a womanizer. On occasion, he lied to his wife about the Pall Malls he smoked. And he took the occasional drink of something alcoholic. Of these three ‘weaknesses’, playwright Katori Hall spins a tale of the hours before King’s assassination at 6:01 PM, April 4, 1968 on the second-floor balcony of Room 306 (meticulously rendered by set designer Ted Roberts) in the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee.” –Jo Ledingham
“Hall’s play serves as reminder just how far we have come, but perhaps more importantly, how far we have yet to go.” –Vancouver Presents
“The Mountaintop’s magical realism is seductive.” –The Georgia Straight
“There is no denying the powerful performances from Dion Johnstone and Crystal Balint.” –Vancouver Presents
Meet the talented stars in this interview.
Running Time: 95 minutes, no intermission