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5 Reasons Why You Need to See “The Mountaintop” This Weekend

1) The Most Powerful Show The Grand Theatre Has Produced in Ages.

Director Nigel Shawn Williams has created a cohesive and thought-provoking production.

On opening night the audience leapt to their feet, applauding and cheering.

Night after night the ovations keep coming.

2) Two Playful Actors Elicit Laughs and Tears.

The Mountaintop, Beryl Bain, E B Smith, London ontario
Beryl Bain and E.B. Smith

The London Free Press’ Joe Belanger writes “Beryl Bain, who won awards for the same role in a 2014 Calgary production, delivers one of the best performances seen on the Grand stage in the last five years.”

E.B. Smith, whose background includes the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and participating in the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre at The Stratford Festival, makes a tremendous impact as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Smith is scheduled to appear in the upcoming Stratford Festival production of Macbeth. His past appearances include Cymbeline and The Adventures of Pericles.

3) The Most F-Bombs The Grand Theatre Has Produced in Ages.
The play’s anger and humour come in many forms, including the F-Bomb.

Deal with it.
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4) Spectacular Set.

The Mountaintop, Beryl Bain, E B Smith, London ontario
The play is set at Lorraine Motel, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

The historical significance of the setting is powerful.

Trust me, you’ll be impressed by it.

5) Magic Realism.

The play’s deceptively simple beginning irrupts into magic realism that leaves you questioning your beliefs.

6) Art Forces Us to Examine Our Surroundings – In a Good Way.

Writing in the London Free Press, Larry Cornies noted:

“Occasionally there comes a moment when sleepy denial is disturbed by the sharp elbow of truth.

When it comes to racism in London, that moment came this week…

I hope every performance of The Mountaintop sells out, in recognition of our need to hear its message and the personal insults its actors have endured in bringing it to us.”

You Said “5 Reasons” but There Are 6.
I added the F-Bombs for fun, so they don’t count.

Details, Details
What: The Mountaintop directed by Nigel Shawn Williams
Where: The Grand Theatre, London, On.
When:
Thurs. Feb. 25 7:30 pm
Fri. Feb. 26 8:00pm
Sat. Feb. 27 2:00pm
Sat. Feb. 27 8:00pm

For tickets Call: 519-672-8800
Or Click.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to See “The Mountaintop” This Weekend

Keith Tomasek
25 February 2016
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