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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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"The Mountaintop"
23 ratings
4.3 average rating
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22 reviews
15 stars
attended Jan 18 2013

I've seen it several times and it's been wonderful in different ways each time. The play's approach shows King as a very human man, which makes his achievements more not less monumental. The play also helps us focus on the issues that he...continued

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20 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 27 2013

This is 90 minutes of great acting and a fabulous play. It is funny, dramatic, moving and riveting.

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7 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 17 2013

This fictional account of the last night of Martin Luther King's life was an amazing piece of drama. My companion and I enjoyed the performances of both actors. Although we did not stay for the discussion after the performance, we did and I have...continued

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Written by Katori Hall

Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Presented by Underground Railway Theater

April 3, 1968. Having just delivered his magnificent oration “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” at Mason Temple in support of a sanitation workers’ strike, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. A maid comes to his door with coffee. An unlikely relationship is forged that ventures into the political and personal, compelling him to confront his destiny and the fate of the nation on the eve of one of the most critical moments in American History. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is presented in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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