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This “Mountaintop” Never Quite Reaches Its Peak

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 Hill’s “The Mountaintop” Is an Intriguing Blend of Fact and Fiction (But Mostly Fiction)

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 ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company and Triad Stage will present "The Mountaintop" by Katori Hall on Sept. 18-Oct. 6 in the Paul Green Theatre in Chapel Hill and Oct. 20-Nov. 10 in the Pyrle Theater in Greensboro

Katori Hall’s Stirring Drama, “The Mountaintop,” Is Set on the Day Before MLK Was Assassinated

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.

The "Steel Magnolias" cast includes (from left) Elizabeth Meadows Rouse as Truvy, Elisabeth Lewis Corley as Clairee, Elizabeth May as Annelle, Beth Ritson as M'Lynn, Cinny Strickland as Ouiser, and Catherine Charlebois as Shelby (photo by VanderVeen Photographers)

Triad Stage’s “Steel Magnolias” Are Not Yet in Full Bloom

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.