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“The Mountaintop” Begins Previews On June 6 At The Geffen Playhouse

Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-Winning Play Will Run Through July 9

By Dolores Quintana

In a captivating and thought-provoking production, playwright Katori Hall takes audiences on a journey into the final hours of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life. Set at the historic Lorraine Motel, Dr. King, portrayed by Tony nominee Jon Michael Hill, finds himself facing a momentous encounter with Camae, a mysterious maid played by Amanda Warren. 

You can purchase tickets on the Geffen Theater website

Following his groundbreaking “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. retires to the Lorraine Motel, a significant location in civil rights history. It is here that he encounters Camae, a maid who possesses surprising news. As lightning illuminates the night sky, the play unveils Dr. King’s humanity, shedding light on his struggles, triumphs, and the weight of his legacy.

Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning play brings audacious inventiveness to the stage, challenging audiences to imagine what transpired during those fateful hours.

Under the direction of Patricia McGregor, the production showcases the talents of Tony nominee Jon Michael Hill, known for his performances in “Elementary” and “Superior Donuts,” in the role of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Amanda Warren, recognized for her work in “East New York,” “Dickinson,” and “Gossip Girl,” is the enigmatic Camae. With its exploration of magical realism, Katori Hall’s drama challenges conventional perceptions and provides a fresh lens through which to view the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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