• SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 15
  • Center Stage Theater , Santa Cruz
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    September 29, 2017 and October 15, 2017
  • Category: Performance

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    September 29, 2017 and October 15, 2017
  • Fridays, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sundays, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • $22 - $25
  • Get Tickets

Venue

  • Center Stage Theater
  • 1001 Center Street
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • http://www.sccat.org

Event Description

Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Katori Hall's The Mountaintop is set at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in 1968, on the night before Martin Luther King is assassinated and on the day he delivered a speech in which he foretold his own fate, “I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that tonight, we as a people will get to the Promised Land.” 

Playwright Katori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful surrealistic fantasy about a conversation between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the plight and future of African-Americans. Hall's insight, light touch and lively mood depicts King as a real man with very human foibles who was nonetheless capable of inspiring millions to hope and move toward a momentous societal shift for equality and justice.

Join in conversation with the cast, following the Sunday, October 8th matinee.

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