‘The Mountaintop’ comes to Cheraw in February

* Charleston City Paper review

The Cheraw Arts Commission brings The Mountaintop to Cheraw during February. The play performed by Pure Theatre of Charleston will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Theatre on the Green.

The Mountaintop is a play by American playwright Katori Hall. It is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 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.

Submitted photo

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“Even before the first flash of lightning — and there will be plenty of that before evening’s end — an ominous electricity crackles through the opening moments of THE MOUNTAINTOP,” according to a New York Times review.

Pure Theatre is an actor-driven professional theater hosting a 14-member core ensemble of professional theater artists who have made training and theatrical discipline a hallmark of their work. The group has been the recipient of multiple audience and critic’s awards.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St.  Contact the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843-537-8420 ext. 12 for additional information. The Cheraw Arts Commission is supported by the SC Arts Commission which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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