The Mountaintop
by Katori Hall
directed by Egla Hassan

June 3-June 12, 2022

There's a storm brewing at the Lorraine Motel. And, the electricity in room 306 may just overpower the lightning outside as a weary hero receives a smoke and reality check from a mysterious housekeeper. They experience a growing connection, unpredicted and unpredictable as they have a conversation about racism and justice. The play focuses on the divergent paths of legacy and how sometimes a great man is also human. This is a riveting, poetic journey through Martin Luther King Jr's missing minutes on April 3, 1968. The Mountaintop will invite you to reflect on your own purpose as you consider MLK's.

 

Summary

Dr. Martin Luther King has just given his legendary "I've Been To The Mountaintop" sermon and has retired to room 306 of the Lorraine Motel the night before his assassination.  A maid delivers his room service, though she seems to have more on her agenda than a simple meal. As their conversations progress, true intentions come to light in a story written to humanize Dr. King, to help us understand that you don't have to be superhuman to be a hero.

Pay-as-you-can preview Thursday, June 2

RATED R - Contains coarse language including racial slurs and adult content. This performance may contain smoking of tobacco-free cigarettes.

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