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The Mountaintop

June 10 - 19, 2021

RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (General Admission)

A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

By Katori Hall

Directed by Phillip Bernard Smith

The Mountaintop is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


Performances will take place outside, socially distanced, in the Stephenson Amphitheatre. More information coming soon!


Thanks to our show sponsor, North State Bank.

The Mountaintop is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now!

The show contains adult themes and strong language and is recommended for ages 16+.

Show Times:

  • Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm

Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:

  • Adult: $20
  • Senior/Student: $15

Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.

For the safety of all attendees, a maximum of 200 tickets will be sold for each performance (subject to change). Tickets are general admission, but we will have areas marked off for seating to ensure proper social distancing. A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age.

If you have questions about tickets or seating, please email boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org.

Cast List

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Christopher Bailey
Daphne Trevathan

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible. Drop off for patrons in wheelchairs is in the staff lot adjacent to the Rose Garden, which is accessible from the intersection of Pogue & Everett Streets.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Saturday, June 19, performance at 8:00pm will be described.