Witness history at Ahmanson Theatre with The Mountaintop

Jun 2, 2023
The Mountaintop at Geffen Playhouse

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles has announced that the upcoming play "The Mountaintop" will be playing at their theater from June 6 to July 9, 2023. Written by Katori Hall, an Olivier Award-winning and two-time Tony Award-nominated playwright, the play will be directed by Patricia McGregor, who is known for her work on "Lights Out: Nat King Cole Skeleton Crew".

The cast for the production has also been announced and includes Jon Michael Hill as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Amanda Warren as Camae. Jon Michael Hill is known for his roles in "Superior Donuts" and "Elementary," while Amanda Warren has acted in "Dickinson" and "Gossip Girl".

On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. returns to the Lorraine Motel with a revolutionary speech that would change history. When he orders room service, a young maid arrives and reveals uncomfortable truths about racism and righteousness in America. As lightning strikes outside, Dr. King's legacy and humanity are put on display to show his struggle to achieve justice. The Mountaintop imagines what Dr. King's last night on Earth could have been, and brings this historical moment to life in a powerful single night experience.

"The Mountaintop" is a powerful and historical play that highlights the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It portrays him not just as a political and social figure, but as a human being, with flaws and vulnerabilities. The play is a must-see for anyone interested in American history and the struggle for racial justice.

The Geffen Playhouse is one of LA's premier theaters and has hosted numerous productions over the years. With its state-of-the-art facilities and talented actors, the venue is the perfect place to experience the magic of live theater.

"The Mountaintop" is a highly anticipated play that is sure to captivate LA audiences this summer. With its strong cast, direction and compelling themes, it promises to be an unforgettable experience.