On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to re-evaluate the meaning of his life, confront his destiny, and come to terms with his unfinished legacy, as every person must do. A compelling and thought-provoking reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the celebrated civil rights leader.
April 15-May 8, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm
Adults: $22 in advance, $28 at the door
Youth: $11 in advance, $15 at the door
Discounts for groups of 15 or more
Khary L. Moye (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) is honored to be playing the role of Martin Luther King, Jr. at C.C.C.T. A New York City Native, Khary has worked on several Off Broadway productions and worked with a Repertory group in Harlem before moving to the Bay Area. Since that time, he has worked with several theatre companies in the area. His most recent work includes “By The Way Meet Vera Stark” at Douglas Morrisson theatre, “Of Mice And Men” with Role Players Ensemble, and “Glengarry Glen Ross” with Altarena Playhouse (Understudied,Performed 1 weekend) Other theatre companies include, Shotgun Players, Playground at Berkeley Rep, Center REPertory Company, African-American Shakespeare Company, and Word For Word. Khary will also be in the upcoming production of “Six Degrees Of Separation” at Custom Made Theatre.
Kimberly Ridgeway (Camae) began acting at age 6 in a production of Peter Pan and has since performed on stage and in film including “Robin’s Hood”, “#1”, Single Husbands, The Kid Thing, A Christmas Carol, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Hopes Identity, No Good Deed, The Vaginal Monologues, Oleanna and Doubt: A Parable. Kim wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the stage plays Heavy Burdens, No More Secrets, Prospect Place, and The Gigolo Chronicles and the film “The Confession.” Kim is excited to be back on the CCCT stage for the second time.
Set Design……………..Kuo-Hao Lo
Lighting Design……….Courtney Johnson
Costume Design……..Lisa Danz
Sound Design…………Michael Kelly
Props Design………….Devon LaBelle
Stage Manager……….Mackenzie Laurel Orvis
“‘The Mountaintop’ Depicts the Last Temptation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” – East Bay Times, Apr 20, 2016
“The Mountaintop” review – Rossmoor News, Apr 20, 2016