Groundswell

  • Date:
    May 1, 2008

    "The lives of three disappointed men intersect with volatile consequences in �Groundswell,� an engrossing South African play"
    Charles Isherwood
    New York Times

    "the overall story is blunted by a creaky cat-and-mouse construction and too many clich�s"
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "neither satisfying suspense nor illuminating metaphor."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli
    New York Post

    "a tense look at post-apartheid South Africa." & "brisk but thoughtful"
    Adam R. Perlman
    Back Stage

    "everything collapses toward the end of the one-hour-40-minute evening, as each character figuratively grabs a soapbox to air the grievances of his race and class, effectively destroying dramatic believability."
    Robert Feldberg
    The Record

    "It's not often you get a play as skillfully constructed as Ian Bruce's "Groundswell," which manages to marry the suspense of a melodramatic thriller with a thoughtful examination of the aftereffects of apartheid in present-day South Africa."
    Michael Kuchwara
    Associated Press

    "adroit direction" & "marvelously economical play "
    David Rooney
    Variety