Samuel L. Jackson & Angela Bassett Star in The Mountaintop
A play by Katori Hall
Directed by Kenny Leon
Bernard B Jacobs Theatre - New York
Performances begin September 22, 2011 - Opening Night October 13
New York, NY – The Mountaintop stars Samuel L. Jackson as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Angela Bassett, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). It will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011.
Taking place on April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as he retires to Room 306 in the now famous Lorraine Motel in Memphis, after delivering his legendary ‘I've Been to the Mountaintop’ speech to a massive church congregation. When room service is delivered by a young woman, whose identity we puzzle over, King is forced to confront his past, as well as his legacy to his people.
The Mountaintop is produced by Jean Doumanian, Sonia Friedman Productions, and Ambassador Theatre Group.
90 minutes, with no intermission
May be inappropriate for 12 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Tix on sale through January 15, 2012
• Online at Telecharge
• BY PHONE at 212-239-6200 or 800-432-7250
• AT THE Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Box Office
242 West 45th St. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Mon – Sat: 10 am – 8pm
Beginning 9/25, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm