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  • Audio File Magazine

    “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” Martin Luther King, Jr., proclaimed in his final speech in Memphis on April 3, 1968. The next day he was assassinated. What took place in the wee hours in-between is the grist for this tough, mesmerizing, and lyrical one-act play featuring two rising stars in American stage and film—Larry Powell and Aja Naomi King. As the mysterious motel maid who appears at Reverend King’s motel door, Aja Naomi King is a force of nature—whispering, cajoling, and calling like a gospel singer to lead the Reverend on a search for his very core as a human being, evoking his pride, humor, and doubts in the process. It’s a transcending, emotional experience for the listener. Contemporary American theater at its best. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Cast & creative team


  • Camae
    Aja Naom King
  • Dr. Martin Luther King
    Larry Powell


  • Katori Hall
  • Roger Guenveur Smith
  • Susan Albert Loewenberg
    Producing Director