The Mountaintop


Select the date below to purchase tickets for that performance.

Friday, February 23 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, February 24 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 25 @ 2:00pm*

Thursday, February 29 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 1 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, March 3 @ 2:00pm

Thursday, March 7 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 8 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10 @ 2:00pm

*There will be a talkback with Producing Artistic Director Adam Knight and the director and cast following the 2:oopm performance on 2/25. The approximate start time is 3:40pm. You do not need to attend that day’s performance to attend the talkback.

Creative Team

Director – Curtis M. Jackson

Scenic Designer – Bethany Kasperek

Costume Designer – Abigail Mansfield Coleman

Lighting Designer  – Alastair Sigala Ramirez

Sound Design and Composition – G Clausen

Props Designer – Stephen Polchert

Projection Designer – Emily Berkheimer

Stage Manager – Tyler Salow

Assistant Stage Manager – Charlie Schmelzer

Intimacy Director – Carrie Pozdol

Master Electrician – Haven Haywood

Board Operator – Zhenya Loughney


Riverside Theatre, 119 E. College Street

by Katori Hall

Directed by Curtis M. Jackson

February 23 – March 10, 2024 at Riverside Theatre

Sponsored by
Robert E. Yager Charitable Trust 
Opening Night Sponsors Stephanie and Ray Manning

Synopsis: From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall comes this gripping reimagination of the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. On a stormy night in Memphis, Dr. King has just delivered his seminal “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. When he retires to the Lorraine Motel, a mysterious stranger arrives, pressing him to confront his destiny – and what his legacy will mean for America.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Monte J. Howell*

Camae: Tierra Plowden



*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract


Masks are optional at all performances.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at or call us at (319) 259-7099 during box office hours. We’re open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11am – 2pm.