Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop imagines what happened inside the Lorraine Motel’s room 306 the night before April 4, 1968. In the expert hands of L.A. Theatre Works and an experienced touring cast, Katori Hall’s fictional reimagining begins in Memphis in April 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where he encounters a young hotel maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his destiny and the fate of the very nation to which he’s devoted his life.
Event contains mature or adult content. Ages 14 and up recommended.
This performance is part of the Presenting Series’ annual King Week celebration Higher Ground: Artists Inspiring Community. Be sure to join us Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for our popular African drumming and dance celebration led by UZIMA!
Made possible by Rick and Peg McFeeley Golden.