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Stacey-Jo Atkinson

The Mountaintop

The Mountaintop
  • Production: The Mountaintop
  • Company: Fio
  • Venue: The Other Room
  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Katori Hall
  • Directed by: Abdul Shayek
  • Lighting Design by: Jane Lalljee
  • Sound Design by: Dan Lawrence
  • Projection Design by: Zakk Hein
  • Costume Design by: Stacey-Jo Atkinson
  • Set designed by: Stacey-Jo Atkinson
  • Photography by: Aenne Pallasca
  • Design © Stacey-Jo Atkinson
  • Image © Aenne Pallasca
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is the fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King's last night on earth before his assassination on April 4, 1968. Set in a motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, an exhausted King returns from a prophetic speech during the sanitation workers’ strike and is visited by a mysterious maid, Camae, with a much greater mission than delivering his coffee. With vivid theatrical imagination and powerful emotion, playwright Katori Hall beautifully fictionalizes the final hours of Dr. King’s life in this Olivier Award-winning (Best New Play, 2010) drama