Cast and Creatives Set for A SWELL IN THE GROUND

Cast and Creatives Set for A SWELL IN THE GROUND

Pictured (l-r): Keith Neagle, Darci Nalepa, Sydney Charles and Andrew Muwonge.

The Gift Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Janine Nabers’ A SWELL IN THE GROUND.

Directed by ensemble member Chika Ike,  the production features ensemble members Keith Neagle as Nate and Darci Nalepa as Abigail with guest artists Sydney Charles as Olivia and Andrew Muwonge as Charles.

Pictured: Keith Neagle, Darci Nalepa, Sydney Charles, and Andrew Muwonge.

In intimate rooms throughout New York and Michigan, four friends from college fight through 17 years of love affairs, shattered dreams and compromised lives. Flipping back and forth through time like a photobook, this play – whose title is from a line of Emily Dickinson poetry – is equally breathtaking and heartbreakingly spare as Olivia, Nate, Abigail, and Charles try to reconcile the lives they imagined with the lives they live.

The production team for A SWELL IN THE GROUND includes Eleanor Kahn (scenic design), Rachel Lambert (costume design), Eric Watkins (lighting design), Christopher Kriz (sound design), Ellie Terrell (props design), Gaby Labotka (violence/intimacy design), Smooch Medina (video/projections design) and Corine James (stage manager).

A SWELL IN THE GROUND runs October 13th – December 10th. For more information visit

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