The Mountaintop

Karamu House

Cleveland, OH (East Side)
Professional Theatre

By: Katori Hall

February 11 - March 6, 2021

Show Description:

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.

Staff and Cast




7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays


$20 - $45

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Health and Safety Guidelines

Karamu House is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our patrons, performers, and staff. The following health + safety guidelines apply to everyone.

Masks are to be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

In addition, upon entry, ALL patrons must show:

- Photo ID

- Proof of vaccination reflecting 14-days since the second/final dose (or)

- CERTIFIED result of a proctored, negative PCR molecular or LAB-ADMINISTERED antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test (virtual appointment version) is acceptable.

Full guidelines listed HERE.

Content Advisories

Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop" contains strong language and scenes that are intended for a mature audience, only. The play is best suited for those high-school-age or older; therefore, patron discretion is strongly advised for those under the age of 14.


Karamu House
2355 East 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106