LCT to Hold Informational Session for 'The Mountaintop'
LCT will be hosting two FREE informational sessions in anticipation of our upcoming production of The Mountaintop, a gripping re-imagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
This event is free and open to the public. LCT will be offering the sessions on the following dates:
- Saturday, December 4 | 10:30a-11:30a | Weber Center for the Performing Arts Lyche Theatre | SIGNUP HERE: https://web.ovationtix.com/
- Friday, December 10 | 7:00p-8:00p | Zoom Meeting | MEETING LINK: Check back HERE on the day of the session to access the Zoom link!
Katori Hall's The Mountaintop is a two-person production, performed straight through in its 90-minute entirety with no intermission.
We are seeking performers for the following roles:
- MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. | Male-Identifying | Black/African Descent | 30-40 | MLK at the time was 39. Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights movement leader. Awe-inspiring, charming, and powerful with a bruting intelligence and almost hidden vulnerability. He can sometimes present as older than his true age. While being a brilliant orator, impassioned preacher, and a fearless leader, he is more than the hero in our history books. Brewing underneath is a human carrying all the vulnerability, fear, and weariness of an unquenchable lust for life.
- CAMAE | Female-Identifying | Black/African Descent | 20-30 | A young maid at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. She is charming, confident and MLK’s equal. And although deeply human and vulnerable, there is much more to her than is first revealed. She owns the power of her convictions and sensuality, with an “other worldly” strength. Carries a secret.
Check out some highlights from the original Broadway production of The Mountaintop, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Basset! | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfMQwuT-xqQ