Obie and AUDELCO winners Barbara Montgomery and Marie Thomas star in The Dance on Widows' Row, the newest from Home playwright Samm-Art Williams, premiering June 22-July 23 at the Harry De Jur Playhouse. Williams also directs.
In this comedy, four rich widows, who, between themselves have buried nine husbands, are throwing a party for four of the most eligible widowers and divorced men. With their "luck" with husbands, however, the street on which they live is considered jinxed, while the ladies themselves are suspected of murder. Williams received a Tony and Drama Desk nomination and Outer Critics Circle Award for Home.
Montgomery won an Obie and three AUDELCOs with Broadway appearances in The Tap Dance Kid, Kennedy's Children, Inacent Black, The First Breeze of Summer and Raisin. Thomas won her AUDELCO for her in Pam and was nominated for playing Josephine Baker in An Evening with Josephine Baker.
Joining these two ladies will be Elain Graham, Jack Landron, Elizabeth Van Dyke, Adam Wade and Ed Wheeler.
Designing The Dance on Widows' Row are Felix Cochren (sets), Shirley Prendergast (lighting) and Evelyn Nelson (costumes). Tickets are $25. The Harry De Jur Playhouse is located in the Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Art Center. For reservations, call (212) 279-4200.
-- By Christine Ehren