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The Mountaintop

January 10 : 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 17, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 18, 2018

$20 - $42

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On the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe offers a look at the man behind the public persona in a show written by Memphis native Katori Hall, titled The Mountaintop. After giving a prophetic speech during the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to his hotel. He orders coffee from room service that is delivered by a mysterious woman with a much greater mission. With vivid theatrical imagination and powerful, often humorous dialogue, Hall fictionalizes the last night of Dr. King’s life and gives us a window into his hopes, vulnerabilities, and fears. The show, which is being supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), runs January 10-February 18, 2018. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $42/adults, $20/students and active military, with valid ID. (There will be two free hearing-assisted performances, with American Sign Language interpreters, on Jan. 20 and 24 at 2pm; email the Box Office for tickets.) Call the Box Office (941-366-1505) or go to westcoastblacktheatre.org.

Details

Date:
January 10
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$20 - $42
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Website:
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Organizer

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
Phone:
941-366-1505
Email:
info@westcoastblacktheatre.org
Website:
http://www.westcoastblacktheatre.org

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Venue

Westcoast Black Theatre
1646 10th Way
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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Phone:
941-366-1505
Website:
http://www.westcoastblacktheatre.org