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'The Mountaintop'

When: March 23-26, 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 27, 5 p.m., March 29-April 2, 7:30 p.m., Wed., March 30, 10 a.m., Thu., March 31, 2 p.m., Sun., April 3, 5 p.m., April 5-9, 7:30 p.m., Wed., April 6, 10 a.m., Thu., April 7, 2 p.m. and Sat., April 9, 2 p.m. 2016

With the jaw-dropping success of the Broadway blockbuster Hamilton, based on founding father Alexander Hamilton, there seems to be a demand for historically inspired theater. Northern Stage pleases theater lovers and history buffs alike with its production of The Mountaintop. Written by Katori Hall, this Laurence Olivier Award-winning drama provides a fictionalized portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final night, spent in a Memphis, Tenn., motel. The play, starring Charlie Hudson III and Brittany Bellizeare as a spirited housekeeper, confronts social issues troubling the civil rights leader in the spring of 1968 and, as director Carol Dunne declares, “captures the man behind the icon.”

Price: $15-55.

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