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by Katori Hall

March 8 - 24, 2024 | Studio Theatre


Directed by Dimonte Henning


Featuring Bryant Bentley and N'Jameh Russell-Camara

Designed and created by Joy Ahn, Alexis Asare, Nathan Crocker, KaiLee Evans, Adam Hastings, Victoria Hudziak, Rasean Davonté Johnson, Malaina Moore, Camille Toshiko Peotter, Ellie Rabinowitz, Lauren Marie Stoner, Emily Marie Wilke, and Austin Winter

Executive Producers | Jackie Herd-Barber and Michael Barber,

Robert and Susan Lueger, Debbie and Jamshed Patel

Producers | Max and Marni Seigle

Associate Producers | Kristy Nielson and WilliaLorber and

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Bryant Bentley*

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N'Jameh Russell-Camara*

On April 3rd, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy. 2021 Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall’s breakout play is a gripping and inspirational reimagining of the final night of the life of the legendary Civil Rights leader. 

Run time: Approximately 100 minutes, no intermission

Please note that the production features non-tobacco cigarette smoking and theatrical haze.


Here2Play: Thursday, February 15, 6-8 pm at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.

Preview: Friday, March 8 at 7:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, March 9 at 8 pm

Pay-What-You-Choose: Monday, March 11 at 7:30 pm (walk-up tickets available starting one hour before the show)

Talkbacks: Thursdays, March 14 and March 21 (following the 7:30 pm performances)

ASL Interpretation: Friday, March 15 at the 7:30 pm performance

SipStudio: Saturday, March 16 (Open to attendees of that day's matinee and evening performances)

Student Matinee: Wednesday, March 20 at 11 am (email for more details)

Legacy Night: Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm, hosted by CopyWrite Magazine. We invite our Black and African American audience members to join us for this performance of THE MOUNTAINTOP on a night specially dedicated to and celebrating the Black community. Click here to get all the details!


THE MOUNTAINTOP review in CopyWrite Magazine

THE MOUNTAINTOP; A re-imagined look at MLK's final night. TMJ4 interview with Stephanie Brown

"The use of light comedy cuts through intense moments of the production and brings a level of humanity to such a revolutionary leader." Review by Maria Peralta-Arellano for Carvd N Stone

The Mountaintop’ Delivers a Powerful Message Through an Intimate Story. Review by Carmella D'Acquisto, Milwaukee Magazine 

"Driven by two powerhouse performers... a thrilling dramatic ride that can take one’s breath away." Review by Anne Siegel, The Shepherd Express

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's 'The Mountaintop' imagines MLK's final test of faith. Review by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"...emotionally captivating from beginning to end." Review by Russ Bickerstaff, The Small Stage

Chamber Theatre’s ‘Mountaintop’ Imagines MLK’s Last Day | Shepherd Express Preview

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Scenic Designer
Lighting Designer

Costume Designer
Costume Associate
Properties Designer
Sound and Video Designer
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Intimacy Director
Co-Intimacy Director
Dialect Coach
Technical Director and Scenic Builder


Bryant Bentley*

N'Jameh Russell-Camara*


Joy Ahn
Ellie Rabinowitz
Austin Winter
Alexis Asare
Camille Toshiko Peotter
Rasean Davonté Johnson***

Emily Marie Wilke*
Malaina Moore

KaiLee Evans

Victoria Hudziak

Nathan Crocker

Adam Hastings

Lauren Marie Stoner



Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.




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The Mountaintop

Legacy Award

Art by Mikal Floyd-Pruitt

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