L.A. Theatre Works presents 'The Mountaintop' at Luther College April 6

L.A. Theatre Works presents 'The Mountaintop' at Luther College April 6

Delivering the experience of a "live-in-performance" radio drama to more than 38 cities across the country, L.A. Theatre Works remembers the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination with a performance of Katori Hall's play "The Mountaintop" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Main Hall of Luther College's Center for Faith and Life.

Tickets for the performance are $28 and can be purchased at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected] The Ticket Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. "The Mountaintop" contains some mature language.

"The Mountaintop" is a fictional dramatization of the evening before Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, as seen through the eyes of a motel maid he befriends. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the play premiered in London and appeared on Broadway in 2011, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett.

Featuring Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen Malina White, L.A. Theatre Works' presentation aims to reveal the humanity of King at a time when he was facing a heightened threat of violence, increased economic tensions, and the turmoil of the Vietnam War. In 2018, as America continues to struggle with racial tensions, the play's focus on the hopes, regrets and fears of a prominent Civil Rights leader remains relevant.

L.A. Theatre Works has been the leading radio theater company in the United States for three decades. Since 2005, their national touring program has visited more than 300 civic, performing arts and university venues, preserving and promoting works of dramatic literature and live theater. The company's public radio series can be heard on public radio stations across the U.S. and China. Over 11,000 libraries carry L.A. Theatre Works' plays on audio, and their recordings and teaching materials are used by more than 3,000 middle and high schools across the country.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu