On April 3rd, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel. This fictional account of that final evening explores the man behind the legend, and takes us on a journey we'll never forget. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Awards for best new play of 2010.
- For Mature Audiences: Language / Topic
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January 10, 2022
BTE's The Mountaintop is set in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis during the evening of April 3, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was staying there that night, and he would be assassinated on its balcony the following day. Playwright Katori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful imagined conversation between Dr. King and Camae, a hotel maid who is more than she appears, prompting him to examine his past, his legacy, and the plight and future of African Americans. Read more about the show here.
December 7, 2021
PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA Radio presents Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's production of Charles Dickens' beloved story of hope and redemption, A Christmas Carol, as a special radio broadcast, Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 3pm. Read the full press release by Neil Prisco on WVIA's site.
October 15, 2021
Inspired by the 1947 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast of "It's A Wonderful Life," this holiday season Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present Merry Christmas, George Bailey! Read more about the show.