We all know what happened the next day. Katori Hall’s play, The Mountaintop imagines Dr. King’s last night on Earth—alone in his room at the Lorraine Motel, save for the presence of a maid—the charming (and, we should say, rather flirtatious) Camae. Despite its simple structure (two characters, one evening, one room) The Mountaintop promises a much bigger picture. We get to see Dr. King as a human—a great man, but a complicated one.
Directed by Center Stage’s new artistic director (the much-hailed Kwame Kwei-Armah), this production of The Mountaintop has been called “A must see theater event” by Chesapeake Taste and “Thrilling” by the City Paper. DC Metro Theatre Arts gave it Five Stars. With fantastic performances from two seasoned actors, this play is a great pick. Whether you’re looking for a way to honor Dr. King’s memory this month, or simply for a powerful night at the theater, you’re unlikely to leave disappointed.