The Mountaintop
The Mountaintop Tickets

The Mountaintop Tickets

Round House Theatre, Bethesda
Oct 11, 2023 - Nov 5, 2023
1 hour and 30 minutes
Katori Hall's award-winning play about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

About The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
October 11 – November 5, 2023

The night before his untimely death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. returns to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis after delivering a speech to local sanitation workers. While waiting for room service, he is visited by a mysterious and beautiful maid, Camae, with whom he begins a humorous and flirtatious conversation that progresses into a soul-searching discussion about their mutual hopes and fears. When Camae reveals her true identity, Dr. King must reflect on his legacy and the challenges facing the civil rights movement. “Audacious [and] inventive” (Associated Press), the Olivier Award-winning play offers an intimate and empathetic portrait of one of history’s most consequential figures.