Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC). Visit Stages and Pages for details of the partnership and scroll down to link to a list of Titles To Explore for each play in the 2018-2019 season. These titles are gathered by a team of OPL Librarians for you, the playgoer. Borrow these titles and further explore the thought-provoking themes of the plays.
The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, premiered in London and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010, followed by a Broadway run in 2011.
The Mountaintop imagines Martin Luther King's last night on earth, the eve of his assassination in 1968. Alone in his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, King is interrupted by a hotel maid who brings him coffee. No ordinary chambermaid, Camae engages King in a provocative and at times hilarious political discussion. Their dialogue reveals the human side of Martin Luther King, all the while bringing us closer to discovering just who Camae really is. A humourous and thoughtful exploration of King's legacy.
See it at the GCTC from January 22 to February 10, 2019.
Check out these fiction and non-fiction resources to explore the themes and characters further!