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Groundswell Opens in New York

South Africa’s best new play, Groundswell makes it’s debut in New York City with Souléymane Sy Savané.

 

Coming off the success of the critically acclaimed movie, Goodbye Solo, Souléymane Sy Savané dives right back in with the play Groundswell that recently made it’s U.S. debut in New York.

 

On the barren, diamond-diving coast of South Africa, Johan and Thami, an ex-cop and a gardener from starkly contrasting backgrounds, maintain a beachfront guest lodge during the off-season while looking for a way out. When Smith, a retired businessman, shows up one foggy night, the two men think they’ve found an ideal investor for their scheme to buy into a government-run diamond concession. Soon, these rootless men find themselves in a power struggle fueled by greed, desperation and entitlement. GROUNDSWELL is a psychological thriller about hunger and hope, and the glittering promises of a transforming society.

The play runs from May 4th to June 27th.

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