In 2016 Roy Alexander Weise, now Joint Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, directed Katori Hall’s powerful play THE MOUNTAINTOP at the Young Vic. Set during the height of America’s Civil Rights Movement this Olivier Award-Winning play is an intimate fictional look at the eve of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Now in June 2020, to bring communities together through incisive storytelling and because BlackLivesMatter, Roy Alexander Weise, in partnership with Desara Productions and the Royal Exchange Theatre, reunites Gbolahan Obisesan and Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo for a new digital reading of this important play to raise funds to support the legal costs incurred by those incarcerated whilst protesting. THE MOUNTAINTOP will be streamed for free on the Royal Exchange’s YouTube channel on Wednesday 10 June at 7.30pm and will be available until Monday 15 June.
A galvanising history lesson