The Mountaintop

Produced by Obsidian Theatre
in association with the Shaw Festival

On Now until Oct 19, 2014

Tuesday-Saturday @ 8pm
Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm

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by Katori Hall
Directed by Philip Akin
Set and Costume Design by
Judith Bowden
Lighting designed by
Kevin Lamotte
Projections designed by Andrew Smith


Kevin Hanchard as DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Alana Hibbert as CAMAE

Alana Hibbert as Camae and Kevin Hanchard as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop. Photo by David Cooper.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr settles into Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. He had just delivered his powerful “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech about his hopes for the days ahead and the view he has seen of the Promised Land. Room service arrives and he meets a beautiful and mysterious young hotel maid named Camae. Through their profound and ultimately transformative conversation, we hear the hopes and fears of King – both the leader and the man – as he is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy.

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
There is no intermission.

Audience Advisory:
Appropriate for patrons of 14 years or older.


Tickets $15-$35, available online here.
Tuesday performances are PWYC.
Group rates available; contact Box Office for details.
Purchases made online or by telephone are by credit card only.
At the door payments accepted by cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard.

Box Office Telephone: 416-531-1402 Email: boxoffice[at]

More information on ticket pick-up here.


4 stars

– Robert Crew, The Toronto Star

“A stunning tour-de-force about a great man who lost his life far too early.” – Judith Robinson, Ontario Arts Review

 Photos courtesy of the Shaw Festival.