The Mountaintop

On April 3, 1968, after delivering an impassioned speech on behalf of Memphis sanitation workers, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. A wild storm has been raging outside, he’s run out of cigarettes, and he orders coffee from room service. When the beguiling chambermaid Camae arrives she brings with her strange and unexpected news that forces King to confront his destiny and his legacy. The Mountaintop is a fictional reimagination of the evening of April 3, a poetic and gripping inspiration from Memphis-born playwright, journalist and actress, Katori Hall.  

“…a beautiful and startling piece, beginning naturalistically before shifting gear into something magical, spiritual and touching” -The Telegraph

Winner, Olivier Award, Best New Play


Director, Ryan George

Set Built by Philadelphia Scenic Works