Previews: September 22, 2011
Opens: October 13, 2011
Closes: January 15, 2011
Venue: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Taking place on April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop is a reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King (Samuel L. Jackson) retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger (Angela Bassett) arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
Photos by Krissie Fullerton