Magical MLK Jr. Story Closes 2023 Season At Chenango River Theatre
Published: September 25th, 2023

Magical MLK Jr. story closes 2023 season at Chenango River Theatre

GREENE - From October 6 to 22, The Chenango River Theatre(CRT) will present Katori Hall’s beautiful historical drama, 'The Mountaintop.'

The night before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to the Lorraine Hotel after delivering his last impassioned speech, I’ve Been to the Mountaintop. A mysterious maid delivers his room service, though she seems to have more on her agenda than a simple cup of coffee. A riveting, poetic journey through what might have happened before that fateful morning on April 4, 1968.


Adara Alston will make her CRT directing debut with  The Mountaintop. Alston appeared as John Wesley Powell in CRT’s 2022 production of  Men on Boats.  Alston has directed and assistant directed for Elmira Little Theatre, Franklin Stage Company, and Darkhorse Dramatists, and was a part of Michael Barakiva’s Leadership Initiative Project.


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Boston-based actor Dominic Carter makes his CRT debut as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.    He has appeared at theaters across the East Coast including Umbrella Stage Company, Hovey Players, Fort Point Theatre and SpeakEasy Stage.    Carter previously played Dr. King in Lexington Players’ production of  The Mountaintop, for which he was named the 2021 AACT National Theatre Best Actor.


Georgina Morillo also makes her CRT debut in the role of Camae.    Morillo  is a Afro-Latina actress from Harlem, New York City.    She has trained at Syracuse University, Shakespeare’s GlobeTheatre (London, England UK) and at The William Esper Studio.    This production also marks Morillo’s AEA debut.


The show will feature costume, lighting, and scenic/projection design from Barbara Kahl, Gary Burlew and Zach Curtis respectively.    Joshua Sedelmeyer provides intimacy and fight coordination, Laurie Brearly is the dramaturg, and the stage manager is Isabel Mendoza.


On Friday, October 13, there will be a post-show talkback with the director and members of the cast.


The Mountaintop  is Co-Produced by Kevin and Jonalyn Cooper.


Running October 6 - 22, tickets are $27 for all performances.    The recommended way to buy tickets is at:    Tickets can also be purchased by calling the 24-hour box office line:607-656-8499.    Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30; Sundays at 2 p.m.     


Free tickets  for high school and college students are available at all evening performances.    Email tickets@chenangorivertheatre for reservations, which are required for the free ticket program.

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Chenango River Theatre’s intimate, air-conditioned 99 seat theatre is just 15 minutes north of Binghamton at 991 State Highway 12, Greene, NY.  CRT operates under annual contract with Actors’ Equity Association, the national association for professional actors and stage managers in the United States. 

- Information from the Chenango River Theatre