This evening a friend and I saw the play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, at Centerstage. As part of our tradition, we typically check out the first play at the beginning of the year. I was very excited to see what this play had in store for the audience when it touted that it was about Martin Luther King, Jr., the man (smelly feet, lies to his wife, smokes, etc).
The setting takes place in Room 306, Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee, April 3, 1968. I was pleasantly surprised and engaged as the plot unfolded to reveal the creativity of Ms. Hall's interpretation of what happened that night in the motel room when Dr. King meets Camae, the maid. I won't spoil it for anyone but it was quite a twist and I applaud Ms. Hall's creativity. Two thumbs up for the cast: Shawn Hamilton - Dr. King and Myxolydia Tyler - Camae.
- dee / lawrence
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