Seattle Times reviews The Mountaintop, directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton and featuring Brianne Hill (PATP '14)

Brianne A. Hill and Reginald André Jackson in The Mountaintop. Photo by Michael Brunk.
Brianne A. Hill and Reginald André Jackson in The Mountaintop. Photo by Michael Brunk.

Seattle Times theatre critic Misha Berson calls Brianne Hill (PATP '14) "engagingly sassy" as Camae, the young, hotel maid in Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, which has its Seattle debut at ArtsWest through October 5. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, head of performance at the School of Drama, and with costumes by Melanie Burgess (MFA '02), The Mountaintop captures a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the man, not the myth, on the re-imagined eve of his assassination.

"The rapport between the actors clicks and clangs and consoles, as it should...Curtis and her actors don’t let the quasi-mystical sentimentality overwhelm the genuine pathos of King’s untimely death (at 39) and the challenges of his remarkable life," says Berson.

Read the full Seattle Times review here. For ticket information, visit artswest.org.