From Jun 3rd through 27th, 2010.
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 ruthless 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.
Peter Haig (Smith) is often lucky to be cast in challenging roles in terrific plays. He recently returned from Palm Desert, CA (Trying) and Raleigh, NC (The Seafarer) and is about to start work on The Gin Game at Palm Beach Dramaworks with his Carbonell-Award-winning colleague Barbara Bradshaw ( Why Torture Is Wrong, etc.) Since moving to South Florida to act opposite Ms. Bradshaw, Peter has appeared throughout the state in more than a hundred productions, mostly from West Palm Beach to Coral Gables, winning Carbonell Awards and nominations along the way. He is grateful for the opportunity to work with the many talented people who make up the South Florida theatre community and hopes to continue doing so until he can no longer be of service to the playwright and the audience.
Marckenson Charles (Thami) is a recent graduate of New World School of the Arts. He is ecstatic to be making his South Florida debut with the ic Theater. He is playing the role of Thami. He has also appeared as Lincoln (Top Dog/Under Dog), Oberon (A Midsummer Nights Dream), Jordan Knockem (Bartholomew Fair) Simon the Zealot/Bailiff (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot), Chief Engineer Joseph Bell (Titanic), Aune (Pillars of the Community), Prisoner three (The Brig) Saw Tooth Bob (Three Penny Opera), and Charles Givens (Trelawney of the Wells). He will also be traveling to New York this summer to Perform his original one man show “Ballad of a Child Soldier”.
Gregg Weiner (Johan) Gregg is thrilled to return to Mosaic where he last appeared in 2009 in Seafarer as Sharky and was honored for his work with an Acting Carbonell. Most recently Gregg was seen at the Arscht Center in Mad Cat Theatre Company’s revival of Broadsword. Past season credits include, The Dumb Waiter at Promethean, Farragut North at GableStage, where he was honored once more for a Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor Carbonell; A Doll’s House at Palm Beach Dramaworks, (Carbonell Nomination). Last season Gregg was seen in Speed-the-Plow at Gablestage, Dumb Show at Promethean and Broadsword in its first incarnation at Mad Cat. He was honored with a Silver Palm Award for his work last season on Seafarer, Dumbshow and Speed-the-Plow. He dabbles in TV and Film when given the chance (Transporter 2 & It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as well as commercials and voice over work. Gregg would like to thank the cast and crew for their sweat and love, Richard for once again giving him a chance to do what he loves most, and to his friends and family for their patience and love. Gregg is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and a NWSA alumni.
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