News release from the University of Saint Francis:
Vision of MLK’s last night to play out on USF stage
“The Mountaintop” play brings dramatization of Martin Luther King’s final hours to University of Saint Francis campus.
(January 7, 2015) â€” The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts presents “The Mountaintop,” a play by American playwright Katori Hall. Directed by Brad Beauchamp, “The Mountaintop” is a gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On April 3, 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. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
Presented in coordination with USF’s 125th anniversary celebration, “The Mountaintop” will be performed in the USF North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street, at the following times (doors open 45 minutes before show):
- Thursday, February 19 – 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 20 – 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 21 – 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 22 – 2 p.m.
General admission tickets available at the door. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65 and older) and children (under 18 years). This performance contains adult language and may not be suitable for young children.
Call (260) 399-8064 for more information or visit art.sf.edu.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point on online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.