The Mountaintop Coming to Charlotte in February

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One of the benefits of living in the Catalyst Apartments is the chance to live near all of the amenities and attractions of the Uptown area of Charlotte. For those who love the theatre, this location is ideal, because it is near many excellent live performance venues. The Booth Playhouse is one of these, and from February through March, you can enjoy a performance of The Mountaintop, a play by Katori Hall that highlights the last evening of the life Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lovers of live theater and lovers of history will both appreciate the gripping tale played out in this acclaimed performance. 

The Plot

The Mountaintop takes place on April 3, 1968, the night before Dr. King was assassinated. The civil rights leader had just delivered one of his most famous speeches, and he was emotionally and physically exhausted. He retires to his hotel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, closing the door to the racial storm outside his room.

Dr. King orders room service, and Camae, a character the writers describe as a “mysterious young woman,” brings it, confronting Mr. King and forcing him to take a close look at his destiny and the legacy he hopes to leave behind for the people he has fought so hard to bring equality to.

The Venue

The Booth Playhouse is the ideal spot for this play The intimate 434-seat theater has orchestra and gallery levels, but no balcony, so audience members feel close to the drama opening up on stage before them. Most seats offer adequate views of the stage, so you can see the drama unfolding before you, no matter where you are seated.

The Booth Playhouse is part of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, located at 130 North Tryon Street in Charlotte. This is just three minutes away from the Catalyst Apartments. While parking is abundant near the playhouse, you may choose to walk the four short blocks to the location when you take in the play.

The Details

If you are interested in attending a performance of The Mountaintop, there will be several opportunities. The playhouse is hosting this performance Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night performances start at 8:00, and Sunday matinees are at 3:00. Performances run from February 4 through March 2. Cost for tickets, which can be purchased online, ranges from $24.50 to $44.50. Tickets are already starting to sell, so buy yours early if you are planning to attend this play.

Here at the Catalyst Apartments, our goal is to keep our community members connected to events in and around Charlotte, so they can make the most out of living in Uptown. Let us know if you are planning to see The Mountaintop and what you thought of the performance if you do!

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