JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 17, 2013
By: Katori Hall
Directed by: Patricia McGregor
WINNER – LONDON’S OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY AND BROADWAY HIT!
Memphis – April 3, 1968. A gripping re-imagining of the events taking place the night before the assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering his magnificent and memorable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, an exhausted and defeated Dr. King retires to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel where he encounters a mysterious and spirited stranger as an epic storm rages outside.
The Mountaintop is an undeniable thrill! – New York Times
Exceeds all expectations! – Philadelphia Inquirer
Soul-stirring and eye-opening. – The Daily News
Please be advised: this production uses all-natural, non-toxic, non-tobacco cigarettes
Off-Broadway: Instinct (Lion Theater), Blueprint (Kirk Theater), Laughing Pictures (Flea Theater), The Making of Eugenie Doe (Ohio Theater), and Wax Wings (The Wild Project). Regional: Welcome To Arroyo’s (Old Globe Theater), Kingdom (Old Globe Theater), Pericles (Continuum Co., Italy), and Dream a Little Dream based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Continuum Co., Italy/NYC Parks). Readings: The Lady Killer’s Love Story (HERE Arts Center- Hip Hop Theater Festival), Little Rock (The Shabazz Center/Playwrights Horizon), Holler If Ya Hear Me (Ballet Hispanico), Paradise Blue (NYTW/Dartmouth/The McCarter), The Arden Project (Old Vic New Voices), and Follow Me To Nellie’s (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center). Film/TV: Girls (HBO), Guiding Light, and Once More with Feeling (Jeff Lipsky, Dir.) Training: MFA, NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program; BA, Fordham University. Recipient of the Princess Grace Award in Acting.