When: April 22-24, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 25, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., April 26, 2 p.m., April 29-May 2, 7:30 p.m., Sun., May 3, 2 p.m., May 6-9, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 10, 2 p.m. 2015
On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. checked into Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The following day, he stepped onto the balcony and was assassinated. Playwright Katori Hall reimagines the eve of King’s death in The Mountaintop. Titled after King’s final speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the Olivier Award-winning drama takes place entirely in Room 306. There, a hotel maid lends an ear to the civil-rights leader, who reveals flaws and insecurities at odds with his public persona. The Vermont Stage Company opens a three-week run of the play, with Jolie Garrett starring opposite Myxolydia Tyler.