Lincoln Community Playhouse and Gere Library will host a pre show and post show discussion of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall on Sunday, January 29th beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Gere LIbrary. Cast and crew members will provide an introduction to the play and then will reconvene after the 2:00 p.m. performance to Gere Library for a post show discussion. There is also a book list compiled by library staff at

The Mountaintop has performances January 27-29 and February 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for students and may be reserved at or by calling the box office at 402-489-7529, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The show features adult themes and language, including some racial slurs. 

Set April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagining of the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis while a storm rages outside. When Camae, a maid, delivers room service, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. Max Antoine and Myeisha Essex comprise the cast. Bryan Moore is director with Crystal M. Dunning as stage manager, scenic design by Douglas Cooper, lighting design by Erica Lauren Maholmes, sound design by RMV Studios, props by Marie Barrett, costume coordination by Meg McCrina, and technical direction by Lauren Spilinek.

Season sponsors Russ’s Market, 10/11 Cares, Lincoln Journal Star, and KFOR.

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