FEBRUARY 18 – 27, 2022


By Katori Hall
Directed by James Major Burns

About the show

Set on April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagination of the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is helmed by James Major Burns (Elf, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls) in his directorial debut.


Tickets may be purchased in-person at the DeYor Performing Arts Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

Ticket sales will be available 1 hour prior to performances at The Youngstown Playhouse.

Online ticket sales will close two hours prior to doors opening on the event date.

Flex Passes

Flex Passes are on sale now. Available in three price tiers, Flex Passes include admission to any 4 performances within the 2022/2023 Season, excluding special event shows.


James Major Burns (Director)
Trevail Maurice Smith (Stage Manager, Scenic Designer)
Johnny Pecano (Technical Director, Scenic Designer)
Ellen Licitra (Lighting Designer)
Anthony “Coot” Madison (Production Assistant)
Jacinda Madison (Production Assistant)
Thomas E. Fields (Production Assistant)
Wayne Bonner III (Crew)


Tae Stubbs (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Tasia Nichcole Ford (Camae)