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‘Groundswell’ begins at Lyric Stage on January 1


Following the four most successful and highest-attended seasons in its 35- year history, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the fourth production of the 2009-2010 Season: Ian Bruce’s intriguing new drama, Groundswell. Directed by Daniel Gidron Groundswell runs January 1 through 30, 2010 at The Lyric Stage Company with both afternoon and evening performances. Tickets range from $25 to $50 and are available by calling the box office at 617.585.5678 and online at www.lyricstage.com.

The lives of three disappointed men intersect with volatile consequences in a hotel in a sleepy South African port town, when Thami, the gardener and caretaker, and Johan, the odd-job man and former police officer, conspire to pressure the hotel’s lone guest to invest in their diamond mining scheme. The three men find themselves in a power struggle fueled by greed and entitlement. This “cross between David Mamet and Athol Fugard” (The New York Times) is a psychological thriller about desperation and hope, and the glittering promises of the post apartheid society.

The Lyric’s production of Groundswell features a talented cast including Jason Bowen, Richard McElvain, and Timothy John Smith.

The Groundswell creative team, led by director Daniel Gidron, includes Jenna McFarland Lord (scenic designer), Seth Bodie (costume designer), Margo Caddell (lighting designer), and Brendan Doyle (sound designer). The production manager is Maureen Lane, and the assistant stage manager is Amanda Ostrow.

Compiled from the press release courtesy of Lyric Stage Company of Boston (website | profile | tag archive).

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