April 4, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. A time and place burned into the American psyche. But what about April 3? How did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spend his last night on Earth? Playwright Katori Hall creates a surrealistic fantasy in this breakout Broadway hit about a chance encounter between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his legacy and the plight and future of his people.
Portland Center Stage and The Urban League of Portland’s Young Professionals present a panel of young Portland voices offering insight into the continuing evolution of the Civil Rights Movement. Join us immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop for a look at the movement today and aspirations for tomorrow.