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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Stage Review

Going one-on-one with MLK in Katori Hall’s ‘The Mountaintop’

CAMBRIDGE — There is such a thing as subtraction by addition. Take Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,’’ a feverishly imagined depiction of the final night in the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

There are flashes of brilliance, but on balance this erratic two-hander feels like the work of a talented young writer who’s throwing a lot of things against the wall to see what sticks. Little does.

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