Alum Carl Weathers Helms Stirring Revival of 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea'

Thursday, August 31, 2017

THE ARGONAUT (DEL REY) -- Venice resident Carl Weathers, best known as Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise and Colenol Dillon in Predator, brings discipline and emotional depth to the revival.

“The material resonated with me,” the broad-shouldered former NFL player told me. “It deals with universal themes like coping with depression, the need for love, and the need for acceptance.”

Weathers, a 69-year-old with a commanding presence and deep baritone, studied theatre at San Francisco State University. He’s previously helmed television episodes, but this is his first time directing a play.