By Katori Hall
Directed by Gavin Mayer
Black Box Theatre
March 22 – April 17, 2016
Previews March 18 – 20, 2016
Please note: This production contains some mature language and is performed without an intermission.
“THIS ISN’T THE ‘I HAVE A DREAM’ KING... THIS IS KING, THE MAN; NOT THE MYTH.” – Katori Hall, playwright
Great theatre can emerge from a simple yet evocative question: "What if?" Katori Hall, a daring, young African American playwright, imagines - What might have Martin Luther King Jr. done the night before he died? Whom might he have talked to? What might he have said? Her Olivier Award-winning play imagines a scenario portraying Martin Luther King more as a man, than a myth. Katori Hall felt “It is important to see the humanity in this hero so we can see the hero in ourselves.” As a simple hotel room becomes a battleground where man and myth fight for their future, Hall’s interpretation crescendos into an unexpected and lyrical flight of theatrical fancy that will leave audiences breathless from the view.
Original Broadway production was produced by Jean Doumanian, Sonia Friedman and Ambassador Theatre Group
“Stunning… Sensitive and moving.”
– Washington Examiner
“Deeply personal, powerful, and engaging.”
– Broadway World
“…a wonderful trip, as audacious as it is inventive.”
– Associated Press
Prologues will be offered 30 minutes prior to every performance. Designed to immerse audiences in the world of the play before the curtain rises, these entertaining talks explore the historical context of the play, essential themes and interesting facts about the production. Talks are free of charge and last approximately 15 minutes.
Insider’s Talk Backs; a moderated conversation with cast members will be offered following every performance except for previews, opening night and closing matinee.
The Mountaintop cast
Cajardo Lindsey (Martin Luther King)
Betty Hart (Camae)