The Mountaintop

A brilliant idea. That's what most creatives crave. For some, great ideas come naturally. For others, they arrive on a cloud of fortuitous timing, often resting on a foundation of intuition and introspection. Once a brilliant idea is within an artist's grasp, the next question is what to do with it.
The decision by a black director to cast a white actor as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a production at Ohio's Kent State
Some people may be horrified by my attitude toward spoiler alerts, but the Internet has changed the nature of arts criticism. If an important plot device can't be discussed in print, it means that the playwright and producer lack sufficient faith in their material to trust their audience.
The Mountaintop does not aim to call Martin Luther King's life and legacy into question; rather, it hopes to make him a more relatable character -- he smokes, curses, and, yes, even goes to the bathroom.
The mountaintop may be the ultimate pulpit, the highest high from which to speak, the source of divine wisdom, or it may just be a sexual plateau, the lay result of a man and a woman cooped up in a Memphis motel room on a stormy night. He was a Man, of course.
Katori Hall's new play "The Mountaintop" starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson opened last night in New York City
How do you feel about the play debuting the same week as the MLK memorial in Washington D.C.? I’m a spiritual person, so
King was gunned down on April 4th, 1968, on the porch of his Memphis hotel. The night before, having earlier had his plane