In this video, Northern Stage Artistic Director Carol Dunne discusses directing The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall's drama about Martin Luther King Jr. and a crossroads in American history.
“Katori Hall has written a beautiful play that captures the man behind the icon," Dunne says. "Our audiences will learn that Martin Luther King, Jr., in the spring of 1968, was a man filled with worry over the growing chasm in the movement for equality for all. He despaired that the United States chose war in Vietnam while turning a blind eye to poverty at home and was filled with sadness that his calling had taken him away from his home and family. We are hopeful that this play inspires our audiences to embrace the drive in Martin Luther King Jr. to heal the world's hurts.”
The Mountaintop runs live on stage at the brand new Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, March 23 through April 9. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults.