Taking place on April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop is a gripping re-imagining 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. A provocative maid arrives to seduce the 39-year-old powerful leader. Their encounter depicts King, the man,as he confronts his fate. The Mountaintop received the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play and playwright Katori Hall won the 2011 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
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“Vivid, engaging, enlivening … a commanding King … with depth and conviction, vibrant theatricality”
Houston Chronicle, January 21, 2013
“powerful and provocative ... cast has an electrifying chemistry that takes the play and audience to soaring heights”
Broadwayworld.com, January 18, 2013
Playwright seeks to inspire with 'Mountaintop'
Houston Chronicle, January 4, 2013
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