2015-2016 Mainstage Season
A Season at the Mountaintop
The season's title is homage to the final speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
“…Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” Memphis, April 3, 1968, Mason Temple
Our response to racial violence will offer a vision of a society in which everyone is included. That was Dr. King’s vision at the Mountaintop. To realize it, we will produce plays that reveal alternative strategies to transcend the abuse of power.
The season addresses these questions: What excellent plays can we link so that they talk to one another and to us about the crisis? How can the plays we stage make an impact on the larger lives we lead?
Join us at our productions, and their special events, and help to make King’s vision a reality.