A SOUL-STIRRING DRAMA
By Katori Hall
Lucie Stern Theatre
March 6—April 7, 2013
Directed by Anthony J. Haney
Best New Play 2010, Olivier Award | Regional Premiere
A Memphis motel, 1968. First night for a sassy maid—last for an icon of our time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fresh from the speech of a lifetime. In a breathtaking journey beyond realism, this provocative London/Broadway hit imagines the night before tragedy, burnishing a legend while revealing the flesh-and-blood man behind it. Humorous, magical, it is a daring rumination on life, legacy, and conviction that connects each of us in a remembrance of unforgettable things past.
Contains mature language.
“Emotionally powerful...theatrically stunning.” Variety
"Scintillating. Highly entertaining. A complex, engrossing portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr."
San Francisco Chronicle
“Wildly theatrical. Crackles with chemistry. Provocative and compelling.”
The Mercury News
"You could spend a lifetime of theatre-going looking for experiences such as this."
“A deeply moving, touching and often hilarious piece of great theater.”
Triviana Arts & Entertainment