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The Mountaintop at Trinity Rep: January 12—February 12

mountaintop%20for%20webSee Trinity Rep’s interpretation of playwright Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, directed by Kent Gash. Set on April 3, 1968, the play imagines Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel following his famous ‘mountaintop’ speech. This Broadway hit is now considered one of the most produced plays in the country and has won England’s Olivier Award for Best Play. In Providence, experience Trinity Rep resident actor Joe Wilson, Jr.’s passionate interpretation of one of America’s greatest heroes.

All performances are in the Dowling Theater and are preceded by the Prologue series, 30 minute pre-show discussions with Val Tutson and Rochel Coleman, an hour before scheduled start times. Other special events include:

  • Open Caption Performance: Sunday, January 15th, 2 PM
  • Post Show Talkbacks: Wednesday, January 18th (with Trinity Rep staff and actors) and Sunday, January 22nd after the matinee (with Paul & Kay Bueno de Mesquita and Thupten Tendhar, leaders at the URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies in conversation with dramaturg Ziyi Yang).
  • Lunch & Learn: Friday, January 20th, 12 PM. Free! Please RSVP in advance.
  • Teens Talk Back: Friday, January 20th after the evening performance.
  • Great Writers—Literary MLK: Monday, January 23rd at 7 PM
  • Ovation and Conversation with Christina Bevilacqua: Sunday, February 12th, 4 PM

The performance is 90 minutes without an intermission. For ticket info, go to, call (401) 351-4242, or visit the box office at 201 Washington Street on Monday, from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Tuesday through Sunday from 12 PM to 8 PM.