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The Mountaintop

  • Stewart Theatre 2610 Cates Avenue Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States (map)

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid.

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop, is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, "I've been to the mountaintop," the celebrated Reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality.

Radio theatre impresarios, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW), bring their unique style to this powerful drama. Under the leadership of Producing Director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, LATW has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for four decades. LATW delights audiences with live performances that are immediate, spontaneous, and feature live sound effects, and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting. The Mountaintop contains some mature language.

Earlier Event: April 17
Bright Star
Later Event: April 19
Defining Inspirations