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THE MOUNTAINTOP

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Larry Powell, Aja Naomi King

Poetry & Drama • 1 hr. • Unabridged • © 2016

"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, 2017 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2017]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • L.A. Theatre Works • 2016

CD ISBN 9781682660140 $29.95 • One CDs

DD ISBN 9781682660157 $6.95

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