L.A. Theatre Works
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
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- $26-$31 | NC State students $6.50
BISTRO AND A SHOW: To complement L.A. Theatre Works innovative take on live theatre, NC State’s elegant 1887 Bistro has cooked up a special pre-show menu. Join us for a three-course prix fixe dinner, which includes two glasses of wine or beer for $32.95 per person. Gratuity not included. Click here for full menu. For reservations call 919.515.1100.
About the Performance
“L.A. Theatre Works is a national theatrical treasure…” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid.
Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop, is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated Reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality.
Radio theatre impresarios, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW), bring their unique style to this powerful drama. Under the leadership of Producing Director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, LATW has been the foremost radio theatre company in the United States for four decades. LATW delights audiences with live performances that are immediate, spontaneous, feature live sound effects and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theatre setting. This theatre…is an event.
The Mountaintop contains some mature language.