by resident playwright Katori Hall
in the Kreeger
March 29 – May 12, 2013
"The Mountaintop is a wonderful trip, as audacious as it is inventive." – Associated Press
Hailed as “daring, rousing and provocative” by Entertainment Weekly, The Mountaintop is Katori Hall’s bold re-imagining of the last night of the historic life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Exhausted from delivering a significant speech, Dr. King rests in his room at the Lorraine Motel when an unexpected visit from a feisty, young maid compels him to confront his own humanity and the fate of our nation. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop's "soul-stirring" (Variety) story-telling fuses theatricality with spirituality to reach a summit that will leave audiences breathless.