News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF Announces Cast of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop
Local actors will play the roles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a special visitor the night before his death.
(January 16, 2015) – In Director Brad Beauchamp’s upcoming presentation of Katori Hall’s play “The Mountaintop,” two local actors will take the stage at the University of Saint Francis to present a vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final night.
Ennis Brown, Jr. will play the civil rights leader, while Fatima Washington will portray Camea, a spirited young hotel maid who forces King to face many of his doubts and fears.
Brown is no stranger to the USF stage as he portrayed Tom Robinson in a USF production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” also directed by Beauchamp. Washington is likewise a very familiar face as she is a singer/songwriter who has performed on several local stages, but also with national acts like Trace Adkins, Jagged Edge, and Tony Award winner Heather Headley. In 2011, she released her first album, “A Part of Me.”
Performances of “The Mountaintop” run February 19-22 at the USF North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street. Doors will open 30 minutes before showtime for general seating.
- Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 21 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 22 at 2 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance by calling 260-399-8064. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 years or older and children (under 18). Group discounts are also available. This performance contains adult language and may not be suitable for young children.
Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Urban League Guild, Frost Illustrated, The MLK Club, Inc. and the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts.
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 curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.