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  The Mountaintop at The Garry Marshall Theatre

The Mountaintop

The Garry Marshall Theatre
4252 W Riverside Drive Burbank

April 3, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. Room 306. Tomorrow, it will become the scene of one of our nationís greatest losses. But tonight, it is just another stopover motel for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Full of vivid theatricality, poetic language and surprising twists, this drama takes us to the summit of a manís historic life and offers a stunning new view of his dream for our nation. Dubbed ďdaring, rousing and provocative" by Entertainment Weekly, The Mountaintop comes to Burbank's Garry Marshall Theatre.

Thru - Mar 10, 2019

Price: $65

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 818-955-8101

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Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...In an engrossing script that careens through unexpected twists and turns, Hall leads the viewer through what is at once believable and indeterminable, historical fact and fiction, and wholly plausible. On a rainy night in 1968 punctuated by thunderclaps, King is relaxing in his Memphis hotel room (a brilliant puzzle-box set design by Alex M. Calle) pondering the future of an unstable America while he awaits the return of his best friend with Pall Mall cigarettes. When he finds he is also out of coffee, he rings for room service and a hotel maid appears. She is awed by being in King's presence as well as spirited and pretty, facts not lost on but not taken advantage of by King."
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Gregory Bernard

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...America's greatest civil rights leader spends the last night of his life with a sultry, saucy motel maid in Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, a concept likely to rile those who prefer to remember Dr. Martin Luther King as a sin-and-vice-free saint, but one that makes for gripping, thought-provoking dramatic sparks at the Garry Marshall Theatre just in time for Black History Month 2019."
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Steven Stanley

The Tolucan Times - Highly Recommended

"...It is good to humanize our icons. To show our heroes as mere mortals is important so we can understand their struggles and appreciate their achievements even more. That's what the play The Mountaintop does in a glorious and powerful way, playing at the Garry Marshall Theatre through Sunday, March 10."
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Margie Barron

NoHoArtsDistrict - Highly Recommended

"...The performances are equally impressive. Gilbert Glenn Brown is powerful, moving and stunningly honest as Dr King. Carolyn Ratteray plays the maid Camae with a grace, humor and a sense of awe at her own purpose and creation that gave me chills. They both made me weep of course, their presence, those mystical and marvelous words of Katori Hall and the skill of director Gregg T. Daniel, to allow all that preternaturally prodigious glory to exist at once on stage and make sensational sense."
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Samantha Simmonds

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