Virginia Stage Company to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP, Begin. 2/25
Full of theatrical imagination and captivating emotion, playwright Katori Hall fictionalizes the final hours of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life in this recent Broadway hit. Virginia Stage Company invites all to join us for this inspirational play about legacy and leadership.
The Mountaintop, directed by Derrick Sanders, reimagines the last night of Dr. King's monumental life. After delivering his legendary "I've been to the mountaintop" speech to a packed congregation, Dr. King retires to room 306 of the Lorraine Motel where he meets the sassy young maid who challenges him in unexpected ways.
The Mountaintop runs from February 25th through March 16th, 2014. Opening Night will be Friday, February 28th at 8:00pm, and regular performances will run Tuesdays at 7:00pm and Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm. Matinee performances will be offered on Saturday afternoons at 4:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.
The performance on Saturday, March 8th at 8:00pm will be presented with Closed Captioning. On Sunday, March 9th join us directly after the 2:00pm show for a Symposium on "Dr. King as an icon in today's society" moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee. Speakers include Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade and Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Ph.D, Professor of History at Norfolk State University and Director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies. The Symposium is free and open to the public.
Tickets for The Mountaintop range in price from $10.00 to $55.00. Best Ticket in Town Preview Performances run Feb 25th at 7:00pm and Feb 26th and 27th at 8:00pm. Tickets may be purchased online at www.vastage.com or by calling our Box Office at 757-627-1234. Group discounts are available by calling 757-627-6988 ext. 328.
Virginia Stage Company is the region's only fully professional resident theater company, serving an audience of over 70,000 annually. VSC's mission is to "enrich, educate and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality and worthy of national prominence.