The Mountaintop
The Mountaintop

The Mountaintop

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Winner of the Olivier Award and set to open on Broadway in September 2011, The Mountaintop is setat the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in1968, onthe night before Martin Luther King is assassinated and on the dayhe delivered a speech in which he foretold his own fate,I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that tonight, we as a people will get to the Promised Land.

PlaywrightKatori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful surrealistic fantasy about a conversation between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the plight and future ofAfrican-Americans.Hall's insight,light touch and livelymood depicts King as a real man with very humanfoibles who was nonethelesscapable of inspiring millions to hope and move toward a momentous societal shiftfor equality and justice.

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