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Saturday, September 7, 2013
"The Mountaintop" interpreted at PCS 9/19/13
Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of
written by Katori Hall
DATE: Thursday 9/19/13 TIME: 7:30 pm LOCATION: The Ellen Bye Studio (downstairs) Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 10th, Portland, OR TICKETS: are available online with the promo code SIGN or call the box office at 503-445-3700) INTERPRETERS: Pamela Cancel and Edwin Cancel SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman To read more about Dr. Martin Luther King, the playwright Katori Hall, the location of this play, click here to look at The Guide (in PDF format) for this play. It provides some good background information about this production. The Mountaintop won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play
THE STORY: April 4, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. A time and place burned into the American psyche. But what about April 3? How did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spend his last night on Earth? Playwright Katori Hall creates a surrealistic fantasy in this breakout Broadway hit about a chance encounter between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his legacy and the plight and future of his people.