The Ensemble Theatre’s “Mountaintop” Earns 4.5 Star LCT Rating

THE MOUNTAINTOP starring Gavin Lawrence and Torie Wiggins / Photo by Mikki Schaffner
THE MOUNTAINTOP starring Gavin Lawrence and Torie Wiggins / Photo by Mikki Schaffner

LCT Rating“¨ “¨Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Ensemble Theatre“™s production of The Mountaintop, with a 4 star rating. The Mountaintop is an evocative imagining of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his encounter with a hotel maid on the eve of his assassination.

Panelists decribed The Mountaintop as “œa mind-blowing evening of theater“”incredible and imaginative.“ Lynn Meyer“™s direction was commended: “œOne of the best directing jobs I have seen from Lynn Myers, possibly ever. Her steady, fluid, unpretentious choices“¦were dignified and perfectly understated.“ Both actors in this two person play, Gavin Lawrence as Dr. King and Torie Wiggins as Camae were praised extensively: “œThe chemistry between them is engaging from the beginning.“ Lawrence was “œconvincing“ and Wiggins showed “œdepth and range.“ Many of the production aspects of the play were also recognized. Set designer Brian C. Mehring“™s set depicting the Lorraine Motel was full of detail that “œseemed to transport us back in time“, and Mehring“™s lighting design, along with Matthew Tibb“™s sound design, “œcollaborated to create a lightning/thunderstorm so realistic I jumped in my seat.“

The Mountaintop continues through April 6th. Tickets can be purchased at
League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.

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