In 2018, we mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. The weekend of our national holiday - MLK Day - is an appropriate time to take in this thought-provoking drama - The Mountaintop at Tacoma’s Pantages Theatre. On April 4th, 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 3rd is the stirring subject of this play.
Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, we’ll get a glimpse of the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears. The play is rife with humor and political jabs as well as mature language.
We’ll start our evening with dinner at one of Senior Services travelers’ favorite restaurants – Boathouse 19. The restaurant’s history includes the bar top which was once the DayIslandBridge and vintage Nalley Valley Pickle barrels have a second life as their table tops. And our travelers say the food is just as “historic”.
$99 Members; $109 General Public
Includes transportation, meal and admission.
Bus leaves Olympia at 3:30 pm; Lacey at 4:00 pm
Approximate return 10:00 pm
Activity Level: Easy