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ArtsWest to Open 2014-15 Season with THE MOUNTAINTOP

ArtsWest opens their 2014-2015 season with the Seattle Premiere of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop.

Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award, The Mountaintop takes us to the re-imagined eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, assassination. We meet Dr. King weary, restless, and in a lonely motel room. Visited by a mysterious young woman and forced to confront the meaning of his life, his destiny, and his own humanity, we are given a glimpse into the person behind his revered leadership. Gripping, daring, and powerful, this play melds humanness with legacy, and mortality with spirituality. Your heart will be touched and your soul stirred. *strong language

Cast & Creative Team
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Reginald Andre Jackson
Camae - Brianne Hill

Costume Designer - Melanie Burgess
Sound Designer - Harry Jamieson
Lighting Designer - Dani Norberg
Scenic Designer - Burton Yuen

September 10 - In support of The Hansberry Project

The second preview for The Mountaintop will be a collaborative evening with ArtsWest and The Hansberry Project. The $35 ticket price will gain admission to the play and a reception meet and greet with the director and cast. Ticket proceeds will be donated to The Hansberry Project.

The Hansberry Project is a professional black theatre company dedicated to the artistic exploration of African American life, history and culture. From initial sketches to fully-realized productions, The Hansberry Project promotes and supports black theatre artists of diverse interests and disciplines, speaking on a range of themes and working in a variety of styles.

September 27 - In support of United Negro College Fund
Join UNCF for a night at The Mountaintop. The $60 ticket includes a $30 donation to UNCF, the play and a reception with the director.

UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. Since its founding in 1944, UNCF has raised more than $3.6 billion to help more than 400,000 students receive college degrees at UNCF-member institutions and with UNCF scholarships.

Photo by Michael Brunk

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