Timely Drama: Man in Room 306 Begins at Luna Stage April 3

News   Timely Drama: Man in Room 306 Begins at Luna Stage April 3 Craig Alan Edwards' play centering on the last day of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Man in Room 306 – returns to New Jersey's Luna Stage on the fortieth anniversary of King's death.

Edwards penned and stars in the one-man drama that premiered in a critically acclaimed production at Luna Stage in 1995. Since then, Edwards has enjoyed a successful career touring the production throughout the U.S. The limited engagement will play through May 4.

The Man in Room 306 finds "King alone in his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 3rd, the night he gave his final and most prophetic speech, and the evening before his untimely assassination," production notes explain. "Shown is a side of the revered civil rights leader rarely seen by the public - a man rather than an icon, a man struggling with personal doubts and limitations, and the changing tide of politics and the civil rights movement."

Cheryl Katz, the director of play development for Luna Stage, helms the encore engagement. Katz was also responsible for staging the 1995 premiere production at Luna Stage.

The creative team for The Man in Room 306 includes set designer Charlie Corcoran, lighting designer Jill Nagle and sound designer Andy Cohen. Costumes are provided by Bermini of New York.

The Man in Room 306 plays Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays 2 PM. Tickets to The Man in Room 306 at Luna Stage, 695 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, NJ, are available by calling (973) 744-3309 or online at lunastage.org.