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Monday, January 16, 2017

Honoring Dr. King's Legacy: The Mountaintop at Aurora Theatre

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Hey Yall!  Today, we're honoring Dr. Martin Luthur King's Jr. Legacy!



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Yesterday, my family and I was invited to experience the poignantly re-imagined story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his final moments on earth during Aurora Theatre's riveting production "The Mountaintop," playing January 12 - February 12.







By Katori Hall
Directed by Eric J. Little

After delivering his memorable I’ve Been to the Mountaintop speech, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. retires to his room at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis and orders a cup of coffee. When Camae, the mysterious maid with a much greater mission in mind arrives, THE MOUNTAINTOP re-imagines Dr. King’s last night on earth. This magical encounter filled with humor and history informs his destiny and legacy.






Never have my family, and I visited the Aurora Theatre, which by the way happens to be only a little over 5 minutes away from my house.  We just didn't know anything about it, or maybe we did, and it just slipped our minds.






Last year, I wanted to bring more performing arts in our lives, teaching my daughter's appreciation and creativity of acting.  So, that's why you see many different posts on here of us visiting plays.






I thought with all four of us seeing "The Mountaintop," would be an excellent way to remember how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for our civil rights to be equal, to be all as one.   It's sad to see that we're still fighting for equal rights today, and how divided this country is, but hopefully Dr. King's dream will ultimately come to fruition some day.






This play had strong language, and I already knew beforehand it would, however, I still wanted the girls to see the production.  Life is not all about rainbows and unicorns; I want the girls to know the real deal of what Dr. King went through.  They are soon to be teens, and I want them knowing the full on truth, not the sugar coating stories they teach in elementary schools.




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We walked into the theater and checked out the stage showing a resemblance of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis.  This brought back the memories of the girls and I a couple of years back visiting that very room, 306.  Brings chills that Dr. King's was fatally killed in that lonely room, April 4, 1968.




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I won't go into details on the play; you need to see it for yourself, but it had me wanting to pop out my phone and do some fact checking.  There were some things about Dr. King I didn't know about.  But I will say that Dr. King was an ordinary man fighting for the rights of all people, he may had doubts and fears, but he had never stopped fighting for his belief that every one of us is equal.






I was very pleased with this play, especially the powerful ending.  It's a must-see!  You'll come out of that theater ready to make a change in this world, leaving your own legacy.






January 12–February 12, 2017

Performances:

Tuesday–Saturday at 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 pm
Tickets $20–$55

Wednesday Discount Matinee
February 1 at 10:00 am
Tickets from $16


128 E Pike St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046





Disclosure: I was provided comped media tickets.  All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

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5 comments

  1. Such a great way in which to celebrate the legacy and holiday of Dr. King.

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  2. This sounds like it was a great play.

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  3. A great way to honor Dr King, and thank you for sharing. #ProductReviewParty

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  4. Sounds like a great way to celebrate and teach your girls about Dr. King's legacy. My daughter got the chance to see the real Loraine hotel and it was moving!

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  5. I've read about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,this is a great way to honour him.I guess it is a great opportunity for your daughters too.

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