Submitted by Roy C. Dicks — Correspondent
PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its main stage season this week with the regional premiere of The Mountaintop, Katori Halls imagining of Martin Luther King Jr.s last night before his assassination. In his Memphis motel, King engages in conversation with the maid, turning into an evening of hilarious and heartbreaking dialog and eventually moving into unsuspected territory. Paul Green Theatre, UNC campus. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Oct. 6). $30-$55. 919-962-7529; playmakersrep.org.