PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in The Mountaintop

By Krissie Fullerton
10 Oct 2011

Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett star in Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning drama, The Mountaintop officially opening at the Bernard B. Jacobs theatre on Oct. 13 after having begun performances on Sept. 22.



Taking place on April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop, press notes state, is a "gripping reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering his legendary ‘I've Been to the Mountaintop’ speech, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious young woman delivers room service, King is forced to confront his past, as well as his legacy to his people."

Here's a glimpse at the production:



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Samuel L. Jackson
Photo by Joan Marcus



Show times are Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Tickets are available at Telecharge.com. The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is located at 242 West 45th Street.