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The Mountaintop at Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

Why see The Mountaintop?

Poignantly dramatizing dr. king

Acclaimed playwright Katori Hall's Laurence Olivier Award-winning work The Mountaintop returns for a run at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles this summer. After wildly successful runs in London and on Broadway (a production which featured Hollywood heavyweights Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett) in the early 2010s, the thought-provoking political two-hander subsequently toured internationally. Now in 2023 the production is back starring Jon Michael Hill and Amanda Warren and is just as poignant as ever.

The critically revered play 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.

Key Information

Run Time

One hour and 30 minutes


Finished Jul 9, 2023


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