Winner of London's Olivier Award for Best New Play, the gripping and poetic drama The Mountaintop envisions events that might have taken place the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The fictional re-imagining begins on April 3, 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where he encounters a spirited young maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his own destiny and the fate of the very nation to which he's devoted his life. Called "magical, spiritual and touching" by The Daily Telegraph, playwright Katori Hall's The Mountaintop comes to Mountain View's Pear Theatre.
This production is recommended for ages 14 and up.
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