New Route Theatre Presents “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall

ImageAfter delivering his famous “Mountaintop” speech to the striking sanitation workers in Memphis, a weary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. enters Room 306 in the Lorraine Motel to rest. The lonely night is interrupted when a mysterious motel maid, delivering coffee to his room, disrupts his evening and forces him to confront questions about his doubts and fears. “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall is a very human and very spiritual look at Dr. King on his final night.

New Route Theatre presents “The Mountaintop” featuring Gregory Hicks as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Fania Bourne as the feisty motel maid. Directed by Don Shandrow the play will run February 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rdat 7:30PM and the 10th, 17th and 24th at the New Route Theatre located at the YWCA McLean County. The entrance is at the lower level.

Tickets are available by reserving seats at or by purchasing them at the door on the night of performance. The play contains adult language.

“An emotionally powerful and theatrically stunning moment of truth.” -Variety

Contact: Don Shandrow, Artistic Director for New Route Theatre, (309) 825-8298 or e-mail at:


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