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Bowman Wright stars as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in The Mountaintop, which is set in the late civil rights leader's Memphis hotel room on the night he died.
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Bowman Wright stars as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in The Mountaintop, which is set in the late civil rights leader's Memphis hotel room on the night he died.

Apr. 2: In Your Dreams
Tonight you can see a one-night-only showing of In Your Dreams, a documentary about Stevie Nicks, the leading lady and female voice behind 70s band Fleetwood Mac. You can catch a 7 p.m. showing of the film at E Street Cinema in D.C. or at Angelika Mosaic Film Center in Fairfax. AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring will show the film at 7:15.

Apr. 2-May 12: The Mountaintop
It's sometimes hard to picture the man behind the legend, but The Mountaintop reimagines the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. Playwright Katori Hall says, "the play's message is simple — seeing the humanity in our heroes allows us to see the hero in ourselves." Directed by Robert O'Hara, the drama runs through May 12 at Arena Stage.

Music: "Landslide (String Quartet Tribute to Fleetwood Mac) by Vitamin String Quartet

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