The Mountaintop

The Mountaintop

written by Katori Hall; directed by Roger Guenveur Smith, 1959-; produced by Susan Loewenberg; performed by Aja King and Larry Powell (Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Theatre Works, 2016), 1 hour 5 mins

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Abstract / Summary
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 on the evening of April 3 is the subject of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Hours after King’s final speech, punctuated by his immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated Reverend forms an unlikely friendship with a motel maid as they talk into the early hours of what will be his final day.Directed by Roger Guenveur Smith. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:Aja Naomi King as CamaeLarry Powell as Dr. Martin Luther KingRecorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in May of 2016.
Field of Interest
Theatre
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2016 L.A. Theatre Works
Director
Roger Guenveur Smith, 1959-
Content Type
Spoken word recording
Duration
1 hour 5 mins
Warning: Contains explicit content
No
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Drama
Label
L.A. Theatre Works
Performer
Aja King, Larry Powell
Playwright
Katori Hall
Producer
Susan Loewenberg
Publisher
L.A. Theatre Works
Place Published / Released
Los Angeles, CA
Date Recorded
2016-05-19
Release Date
2016
Setting
Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel, April 3, 1968
Subject
Theatre, Drama, Music & Performing Arts, Literature & Language, American Theater, Drama, Teatro Norte-Americano, Teatro Norteamericano, Drama, Camae, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Teatro Norte-Americano, Teatro Norteamericano, Drama

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