Montgomery Treads The Boards In 'Dutchman'

By Caillan
May 17, 2003 - 5:47 AM

Anthony Montgomery (Travis Mayweather) is set to star in the critically acclaimed play, Dutchman, in Los Angeles next month.

The one-act play, written by LeRoi Jones, will be staged at the Elephant Theatre, Hollywood, from Thursday, June 5 through to Saturday, June 28.

Dutchman revolves around an encounter between a young African-American intellectual, Clay, and a thirty-year-old white woman, Lula, on the subway. "During the course of the slow train ride, Lula and Clay seduce and repel each other until Lula drives Clay to his feet and to his destiny," according to a press release. Written in 1964, Dutchman explores the themes of class and race relations in America, and won an Obie Award for best Off-Broadway play.

Directed by Sedric, this production of Dutchman stars Montgomery as Clay and Deborah Dir as Lula. Dir's stage credits include The Great White Hope and Ferryboat, and she has appeared in The Bernie Mac Show and Pacific Blue on the small screen.

The four-week run begins on June 5, 2003, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., except for Thursday, June 26. Tickets cost $10 and can be booked by calling 323-962-5613. The Elephant Theatre is located at 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood.

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