Katori Hall's "Mountaintop"
Stairway to Mitch Albom's kind of heaven
Not many ingenue playwrights get profiled in the New Yorker before their plays go up on Broadway. That's so true it sounds insane; few young playwrights get their stuff anywhere near Broadway, period. Katori Hall, a few years ago at age thirty, got that treatment for The Mountaintop, a two-hander she wrote in honor of her mother, who as a teenager in