“Groundwork” debut set at Jesup

groundworkBAR HARBOR — “Groundwork,” a one-man play by Mike Ostroski and Derek Davidson, will stage its Maine debut at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. The play about a man’s quest to save the plant world one seedling at a time is co-sponsored by College of the Atlantic, The Counseling Collaborative and 54 Herrick.

“Groundwork” debuted to sold-out crowds in New York and Los Angeles. Ostroski, writer and star of the play, says that while growing his first vegetables, he realized that his journey to grow a garden had all the ingredients for a great solo show. “The context is backyard gardening, but the focus of the play is the struggle to find inner-sustainability within a world of melting ice caps and rising tides.”

Ostroski has performed in more than 75 productions as a 12-year member of The Barter Theatre’s Resident Acting Company and recently shot the independent films “Those Who Wait” and “Camouflage” as well as episodes of television shows “Criminal Minds,” “Legends,” “Manhattan” and “Henry Danger.”

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or email [email protected]. Visit www.groundworktheplay.com.

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