(Michael Coveney's review appeared in The Independent, July 23, 2009.)
The Mountaintop, Trafalgar Studios, London
Reviewed by Michael Coveney
Like Martin Luther King, black American playwright Katori Hall had a dream, and believed that one day her talent would rise up and live out the true meaning of King's assassination in the knowledge that all men are created equal, even if some men still remain more equal than others.
Her powerful two-hander for King and the housemaid who serves him a cup of coffee (with sympathy and Pall Malls) in the Memphis motel room where he took the assassin's hit the following morning, is a prologue to that departure, a résumé of a stunning political career and a sort of love story . . .