A Cover Story: The Mountaintop

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Samuel L. Jackson portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in The Mountaintop, which begins performances Sept. 22 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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."

Kenny Leon directs a cast that also features Angela Bassett.


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