Event Details

The Mountaintop

Time: January 28, 2016 at 8pm to April 10, 2016 at 7pm
Location: Matrix Theatre
Street: 7657 Melrose Ave.
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://www.matrixtheatre.com
Phone: 323-852-1445
Event Type: live, theatre
Organized By: Lucy Pollak
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2016

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Event Description

The Matrix Theatre Company honors Black History Month with the Los Angeles premiere of The Mountaintop, directed by Obie Award-winner Roger Guenveur Smith. Recipient of London’s 2010 Olivier Award, Katori Hall’s gripping and often humorous re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes on new meaning with the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement. What thoughts and emotions might have pulsed through the mind and heart of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 3, 1968, his last night alive? In The Mountaintop, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis after delivering his magnificent “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. As a storm rages outside, a mysterious hotel maid brings King a cup of coffee, prompting him to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the plight and future of the American people.

Jan. 28 – April 10;

Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046;

All tickets are $30 (Pay-What-You-Can every Monday night); For reservations and information, call 323-852-1445 or go to www.matrixtheatre.com

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