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The Mountaintop ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company and The Shaw Festival

Playwright: Katori Hall


Aki Studio


September 27th, 2014 – October 19th, 2014

Awards & Nominations

2015 Dora Award Nominee (General Theatre Division) – Outstanding Performance – Male (Kevin Hanchard), Outstanding Performance – Female (Alana Hibbert), Outstanding Scenic Design (Judith Bowden)


1968, a storm rages outside as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr settles into his last night in the now iconic Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. He is exhausted, having just delivered his powerful “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech.  When room service arrives, he meets a beautiful and slightly mysterious young hotel maid. Through their intimate and ultimately transformative conversation, we hear the hopes and fears of King – both the leader and the man – as he is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy. (


Kevin Hanchard Martin Luther King Jr.
Alana Hibbert Camae

Creative Team

Katori Hall Playwright
Judith Bowden Set Designer
Judith Bowden Costume Designer
Kevin Lamotte Lighting Designer
Freddy Gabrsek Sound Designer
Andrew Smith Projection Designer
Rachel Peake Assistant Director
Joseph Patrick Assistant Lighting Designer
John Stead Fight Co-ordinator


Andrea Schurman Stage Manager
Kai-Yueh Chen Assistant Stage Manager
Patrick Lavender Production Manager
Kaitlin Hickey Assistant Production Manager


Debbie Courchene Venue Technician