On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 on the evening of April 3 is the subject of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop. Hours after King's final speech, punctuated by his immortal line "I've been to the mountaintop", the celebrated reverend forms an unlikely friendship with a motel maid as they talk into the early hours of what will be his final day.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Aja Naomi King as Camae
Larry Powell as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Directed by Roger Guenveur Smith
Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLAm in May 2016
I didn’t know what to expect when I bought and downloaded this but it simply blew me away. Incredibly powerful.
Riveting! Timeless! Hits you in the gut! Loved the sound effects. Will listen again. Still aching within.