The Mountaintop

The Mountaintop

Sponsored by:
  • Brown Forman

October 8 - October 27, 2013

Run Time: 90 minutes.
There will be no intermission.

by Katori Hall
directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Memphis, April 3, 1968. Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. An exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns from a prophetic speech during the sanitation workers’ strike and is visited by a mysterious maid with a much greater mission than delivering his coffee.  With vivid theatrical imagination and powerful emotion, playwright Katori Hall beautifully fictionalizes the final hours of Dr. King’s life in this Olivier Award-winning drama about leadership, legacy and mortality.

  • Audience Advisory: Adult language.
  • Age Recommendation: Ages 15+


What the critics are saying about The Mountaintop

“Through its stunning use of theatrical language, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s production takes the audience on a journey from understanding to a place of dazzling, satisfying mystery.” — Erin Keane, WFPL Full Review

“A strong production Actors Theatre audiences will be sure to recall it years from now.” — Elizabeth Kramer, The Courier-Journal

“A play that is both conscience-stirring and humorous; and one that is sure to spark some interesting conversations.” — Michelle Rynbrandt, Full Review

“In every aspect ATL’s production spectacularly scales Hall’s impressive artistic mountaintop. It’s a pleasure and privilege to watch and hear the efforts of artists and artisans that rank among the best American theater has to offer; the play also provides a profoundly moving reminder that social justice for all should be a staple of our communities and our lives.” — Evans Donnell, Full Review

CLICK HERE for an interview with Louisville NAACP President Raoul Cunningham.



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316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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