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The Mountaintop

  • 201 Washington Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone (401) 351-4242
  • Dates: January 12, 2017 - February 12, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Overview

by Katori Hall

With Joe Wilson, Jr. as Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 3rd, 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to room 206 in the seedy Lorraine Motel after delivering one of his most famous speeches. Suddenly, he is visited by a spirited young maid who challenges him to confront the truth of his life, the question of his legacy, and his ultimate destiny. With surprising theatricality, this soul-stirring re-imagining of one night in the life of one of America's greatest heroes reaches a summit that will leave audiences breathless. Opens on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play and a hit in London and on Broadway.

"Even before the first flash of lightning-- and there will be plenty of that before the evening's end-- an ominous electricity crackles through the opening moments of The Mountaintop." -- New York Times

"The Mountaintop crackles with theatricality and a humanity more moving than sainthood." -- NY Newsday

"...as audacious as it is inventive...[a] thrilling, wild, provocative flight of magical realism...The King that is left after Hall's humanization project is somehow more real and urgent and whole." -- Associated Press