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The Mountaintop

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Katori Hall
De Meervaart Amsterdam
Senf Theaterpartners
Opening night
September 2018
"A strong example of political theatre with a remarkable, surreal bent."
NRC Handelsblad
"Casually, director Teunkie Van Der Sluijs allows supernatural elements to slide into the action. [...] A deceptively every-day tone, combined with his sharp translation, give the production a playfulness enthusiastically embraced by the actors."
"Right from the very first second you know you are watching something extraordinary."
★★★★ ½ ILoveTheater

The Mountaintop re-imagines the last night in the life of Martin Luther King. This Dutch premiere production of the award-winning Broadway and West End play reveals how ordinary people can become saints, and how saints turn out to be ordinary people – fragile, vulnerable, approachable.

Staged in an atmospheric, film-set-like environment, The Mountaintop premiered on the 50th anniversary of Dr King’s death before a three-month national tour. A tie-in educational programme by Amnesty International provided workshops and post-show conversations.

Dennis Rudge and Joy Wielkens in The Mountaintop. Photo: Rein Kooyman.


Katori Hall (transl. Teunkie Van Der Sluijs)

stage & costume design
Clement & Sanôu

lighting design
Floriaan Ganzevoort

sound design
Ata Güner

Dennis Rudge
Joy Wielkens


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