Tag: Triad Stage
Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop attempts to do something really great: to take an historical event that shook the world, and turn it into something new. Ms. Hall uses the last night that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent on Earth and reworks some of the details; she tweaks and enhances and fabricates certain aspects of… Read More ›
Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,” onstage now at Playmakers Repertory Company in conjunction with Triad Stage of Greensboro, is a thoroughly unique play, one that explores the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through a careful blend of fact and fiction (but mostly fiction). King, portrayed by a strong-voiced and strongly… Read More ›
The Mountaintop is a stirring two-character drama in which 32-year-old African-American actress and playwright Katori Hall imagines what might have happened on Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s next-to-last day on Earth — on April 3, 1968 — and asks “What if?” The play, which is set in Room 306 of the Lorraine… Read More ›
The underground theater space residing four stories above Elm Street is back for another season of entertainment on the edge.
It is surprising that Triad Stage’s “Steel Magnolias” were not yet in full bloom on opening night last Friday. The all-female cast did not seem to have fully slipped beneath their characters’ skins, nor did they seem entirely comfortable on the marvelously detailed beauty-shop set created by scenic designer Fred Kinney.