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The Mountaintop and Sunset Baby
February 3 - February 20
The New Year joins with Black History Month for The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, playing in repertory with a powerful play, new to Pear audiences, which will be announced in the first part of the season.
The Mountaintop creatively imagines the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, set in Memphis in April, 1968. King meets the attractive, spunky motel maid Camae, who arrives to provide room service — but we soon discover she is no ordinary chambermaid. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award Winner for Best Play, The Mountaintop received audience applause and critical praise in its 2016 production at Pear Theatre.
With Sunset Baby, Dominique Morisseau looks at the world of an activist long after his days in the headlines have vanished. Kenyatta Shakur is alone. His wife has died, and now, this former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner, is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter Nina. If Kenyatta truly wants to reconcile his past, he must first conquer his most challenging revolution of all – fatherhood. Sunset Baby is an energized, vibrant and witty look at the point where the personal and political collide.