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...On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 on the evening of April 3 is the subject of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Hours after King...

The Mountaintop

Written by

Katori Hall

~playauthor~Written by~ Katori Hall

Methuen Drama, 2011

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 1, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...The night before his assassination, King retires to room 306 in the now-famous Lorraine Motel after giving an acclaimed speech to a massive church congregation. When a mysterious young maid visits him to deliver a cup of coffee, King...

Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

Written by

Katori Hall

~playauthor~Written by~ Katori Hall

Methuen Drama, 2011

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (10), Female (6), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Set in the final days of the Second World War at Miss Mary’s Press and Curl beauty parlour and women’s boarding house in Memphis, Tennessee, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning unites a group of young women whose lives have been affected...

Hoodoo Love

Written by

Katori Hall

~playauthor~Written by~ Katori Hall

Methuen Drama, 2011

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Young Toulou has run away from the cotton fields of Mississippi to big city Memphis to make it as a blues singer. When she falls in love with a rambling bluesman, Ace of Spades, she gives into the suggestions of the local madam, Candylady...

Hurt Village

Written by

Katori Hall

~playauthor~Written by~ Katori Hall

Methuen Drama, 2011

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (9), Female (5), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Set in the early noughties, Hurt Village is the story of a community disregarded by the state. A housing project in North Memphis, originally developed in the 1950s to attract white residents, the area had, by the nineties, become a byword...