The New Group to Present Bruce's Groundswell in Spring

News   The New Group to Present Bruce's Groundswell in Spring Off-Broadway's The New Group will present Ian Bruce's Groundswell starting May 4.

New Group artistic director Scott Elliott will stage the work scheduled to begin May 4 and open on or about May 21, according to a casting notice.

"In a remote port town on the South African West Coast, the Garnet Guest Lodge is maintained off-season by two men with ambitions of striking it rich in the local diamond industry," reads a show description. "When a retired businessman shows up for the night, the two men decide, unbeknownst to him, that he's the perfect investor for their desperate plan. But as the night wears on, with fog and high seas approaching, it becomes clear that all three men are victims of South Africa's troubled past and that personal reparations must be made before they will be allowed to leave."

The work was first produced by Cape Town, South Africa's New Africa Theatre in 2005. No details for the Off-Broadway run have been announced. A New Group spokesperson could not confirm the news.

The work would replace the previously announced but rescheduled production of Seth Rosenfeld's Handball. The New Group opened its season with Kevin Elyot's Mouth to Mouth and currently presents Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra.

The New Group shows play at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. For more information, visit thenewgroup.org.

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