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Circle Theatre Announces Auditions for The Mountaintop by Katori Hall


The Mountaintop by Katori Hall January 23 | 3:00 - 10:00pm Performance Dates: March 30 - April 15

The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagination 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. Seeking: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Black, Male, 35 - 45) - MLK at the time was 39. Nobel Peace Prize-winning Civil Rights Movement leader. Awe-inspiring, charming, and powerful with a brooding 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 (Understudy Only) - (Black, Female, 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 “otherworldly” strength. Carries a secret. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Understudy) (Black, Male, 35 - 45) - MLK at the time was 39. Nobel Peace Prize-winning Civil Rights Movement leader. Awe-inspiring, charming, and powerful with a brooding 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. *Please note, the role of Camae has been precast*

Directed by D. Wambui Richardson* | Circle Theatre | March 30 - April 15, 2023 Rehearsals begin February 28, 2023 and continue through March 29, 2023.


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