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Lisa Beasley co-stars in the MLK play, 'The Mountaintop'
Right on the heels of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech—which took place on August 28, 1963—comes Court Theatre's production of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning two-person drama, "The Mountaintop," which portrays the 39-year-old Civil Rights leader on the eve of his 1968 assassination in Memphis. In the play, a restless King attempts to write a speech in his room at the Lorraine Motel when he's interrupted by a maid named Camae. They strike up a conversation that reveals much about them both—and about American life in the 1960s.
By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts
September 3, 2013