I’m sure civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t surprised when he was shot by James Earl Ray. After all, he’d been jailed by his own government, wiretapped by the FBI and had received threats, at least one a bomb threat.
Perhaps that’s why in the famous “mountaintop” speech the night before he died, he said “I may not get (to the Promised Land) with you.”
We may never know, but playwright Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” imagines what might have happened the night before he was shot. San Diego Repertory Theatre offers the West Coast premiere of Hall’s play through March 31.