Concordia Nebraska professor directs “The Mountaintop” at Lincoln Community Playhouse

Published by Olivia Dunklau 1 year ago on Fri, Feb 3, 2023 3:57 PM
Photo credit: photo courtesy of Barb Armstead
Photo credit: photo courtesy of Barb Armstead

Concordia University, Nebraska professor of communication and theater arts Bryan Moore is directing the play “The Mountaintop,” which is currently showing at the Lincoln Community Playhouse. Performances took place January 27-29 and continue February 3-5, 2023. Show times on Friday and Saturday is 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. 

Taking place on April 3, 1968, “The Mountaintop” is a gripping reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader 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 in Memphis while a storm rages outside. When Camae, a maid, delivers room service, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. 

“It’s been a great experience working with a different theatre company and group of talented and passionate artists. We’ve enjoyed putting this show together and are excited to share this powerful story,” said Moore. “It’s intriguing to explore the life of a famous person beyond the “public image,” and Dr. King is no exception. Even through this fictional event, we are reminded that famous people are flawed human beings like the rest of us, with the same needs, wishes, challenges, and fears as we have. Making this connection with a person as great as MLK can help us acknowledge—and can even inspire us—that any of us can potentially do great things.” 

Lincoln Community Playhouse is located at 2500 S. 56th Street in Lincoln. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Lincoln Community Playhouse box office. Learn more at