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Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOP

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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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below!

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.

Director Nicole A. Watson returns to Kitchen Theatre Company to lead this production. She directed Black Sheep by Darian Dauchan last season for our Solo Play Festival. Watson is a freelance director with a focus on new plays and devised work. Most recent credits include the world premiere of Johnna Adams' World Builders (CATF).

Landon G. Woodson (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) is making his Kitchen Theatre Company debut. A NYC-based actor, Woodson has an MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has appeared in Repairing a Nation (Crossroads Theater Company and National Black Theater Festival), Clybourne Park (Chautauqua Theater Company), and Bike America (Ma-Yi Theater Company) and productions of Machinal, Topdog/Underdog and Raisin in the Sun.

Angel Moore (Camae) has appeared in Young Jamie (Magic Theatre West Coast Premiere), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Shakespeare and Company), and in productions of A Raisin in the Sun), Intimate Apparel, Antigone, A Song for Coretta, Repairing a Nation) and Black Nativity. Angel holds an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and a BA from Alabama State University. This is her first production at Kitchen Theatre Company.

Three new designers are joining KTC for THE MOUNTAINTOP: Frank Oliva (Set Design), Nik Robalino (Lighting Design) and Brad Peterson (Projection Designer).

For tickets and more information, visit www.kitchentheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Fatima Sowe

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOP
Angel Moore as Camae and Landon G. Woodson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOP
Angel Moore as Camae and Landon G. Woodson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOP
Angel Moore as Camae

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOP
Angel Moore as Camae

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOP
Landon G. Woodson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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