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203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

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The Mountaintop

Closed April 1, 2018

It is a relationship that is breathtaking, hilarious, and heart-stopping in its exchanges and in its speedy ability to reveal character and pull the audience into the ring.

The Independent UK

Why See The Mountaintop?

In Honor Of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's Death

The 2009 Laurence Oliver Award-winning production of acclaimed African-American playwright Katori Hall's The Mountaintop makes a timely return to the US this winter in this moving production by Memphis' Orpheum Theatre Group.

The poignant production dramatizes the last night on earth of the Father of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His assassination on April 5th 1968 is well documented, but what went on in his motel room the night preceding it is the stuff of historical legend. Hall imagines what could have gone on that evening, giving the audiences glimpses of King's humanity and inner-thoughts as he converses with a motel maid.

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Opening night: 28 March 2018

Cast and Creative


Larry Bates as Martin Luther King Jr. 
Danielle Mone Truitt as Camae


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