Remembering “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

Posted on Oct 26, 2011

The timing is perfect to tie in the opening of the new Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, DC with this new Broadway production and remember The Mountaintop Speech!

Angela Bassett will surely be nominated for a Tony for her performance in this interesting reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Taking place on April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop is a two person show, 90 minutes with no intermission. 

After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King (Samuel L. Jackson) retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger (Angela Bassett) arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

Beware the language in this production may be offensive to some.

Theater lovers will find a wide range of serious plays this season in addition to new musicals.

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