Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who won a Tony Award for his work in August Wilson's Seven Guitars, will star Off-Broadway in Deep Down, a new play by Doug Grissom. The drama will play at INTAR (420 W. 42nd St.) Aug. 25-Sept. 13. Opening night is Aug. 31.
Set in the South in 1963, Deep Down -- produced by Camilla's in association with Moonglow Entertainment -- concerns Daniel, a black ex convict, and Ned, his white employer. Digging for buried treasure one day, they unearth something neither of them expected.
Santiago-Hudson, whose credits include Jelly's Last Jam, is Daniel. Chris Murney, who plays Ned, appeared on Broadway in Mack and Mabel and Tricks. Rounding out the cast is Catherine Zambri, who is Hannah, Ned's promiscuous daughter. Her credits include Pop's Closet at Synchronicity Space and Indian Summer at EST.
John Lawler, who has directed at Hartford Stage, EST, and Soho Rep, will pilot the production.
Grissom's other plays include Year of the Pilgrimage, So Careless and Outside Skeleton. Camilla's was founded in 1994 as an arts support organization specializing in the development of new plays. It has produced such works as James Lecesne's Word of Mouth, Keith Reddin's Brutality of Fact and the currently playing Sakina's Restaurant.
For information, call (212) 935-9430.
--By Robert Simonson