Meet the cast of our west coast premiere of Athol Fugard’s ‘The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek’

Thomas Silcott and Philip Solomon

Thomas Silcott and Philip Solomon

Previews begin this Friday night, October 30th, for our upcoming west coast premiere of Athol Fugard’s beautiful and heartfelt new play, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek. We thought we’d grab this opportunity for you to meet the cast.

GilbertGlennBrown3 (1)GILBERT GLENN BROWN plays the role of Jonathan Sejake. Gilbert received his  BFA from Tisch School of the Arts. Theater credits include Gospel at Colonus (Ebony Repertory Theatre Company), The Brother Size, In the Red & Brown Water and Live From Death Row… The Scottsboro Boys (Fountain Theatre), Spunk, (True Colors Theatre Company), Rio, The Musical (2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival), Martin: Before the Dream (NEC), A Time to Love, Charleston Olio, Harriet Jacobs (Kansas City Rep), Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theater), Forgive Me (NY International Fringe Festival), TopDog/UnderDog, (Seattle Rep/Circle Theatre Group), Miss Evers Boys (The Complex), DWB in Beverly Hills (Matrix Theatre). Some of his film & TV credits include Dreamgirls, Rain, Children of the Struggle, recurring this Fall on The Inspectors, recurring on Mercy, ER, The O.C., Cold Case, Shark, CSI: Miami, The Shield.  gilbertglennbrown.com

Thomas Silcott program headshotTHOMAS SILCOTT plays the role of Nukain Mabuza. He is happy to be performing his second production at The Fountain Theatre and his second premiere of an Athol Fugard play with them. Happy 25th Anniversary! Past projects include Bring In Da Noise/ Bring In Da Funk (Broadway Tour), To Kill A Mockingbird (Alliance Theatre), As You Like It (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Our Town (Gloucester Stage Company), Othello (Kingsmen Shakespeare Company), Master Harold and The Boys (The Colony Theatre), Coming Home (The Fountain Theatre & Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Paint Your Wagon (Geffen Playhouse). T.V. and Film credits include Gods and Generals, Girlfriends, Desperate Housewives, The Others, Entourage, Raising The Bar, Criminal Minds: Beyond Boarders, Rosewood. Tom is a recipient of an Ovation and an L.A. Weekly award and a nominee for two N.A.A.C.P. awards.

Philip SolomonPHILIP SOLOMON plays the role of Bokkie. Philip lives in Santa Ana, California and is a seventh grader at Santiago Charter Middle School in Orange, CA. His credits include Sacrificing Simone by Aretha Thomas (Porticos Art Space in Pasadena), Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight (Lithgow Family Productions at the Pasadena Playhouse), back-up dancer to Hannah Kirby on season 8 of NBC’s The Voice, a co-starring role on the “Fresno Girl” episode of Nickelodeon’s Sam and Cat and a national commercial for Hilton Homewood Suites. He is a member of St Mary’s Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Culver City.

Suanne prog headshotSUANNE SPOKE plays the role of Elmarie Kleynhans. Suanne is a multi-award winning actor who can currently be seen recurring on Switched at Birth and in the Academy Award winning film, Whiplash. TV credits include Criminal Minds, Happy Endings, Private Practice, and she appears in a very funny special feature on the DVD of Once Upon A Time. She will be seen in Christopher Guest’s new film Mascots and the upcoming indie feature Wild Prairie Rose. Having appeared on many local stages including Company of Angels, the Road, Deaf West, Inside the Ford with the wonderful Fountain Theatre, Suanne has won the Ovation Award for Best Actress in both David’s Mother and Napoli Milionaria and was also nominated for Streetcar Named Desire at Deaf West Theatre. She currently is on the faculty of California Institute of the Arts teaching acting in the Graduate Film Directing Program and is producing, along with her husband, K.C. Marsh, the documentary Warne Marsh: An Improvised Life. Thank you all here at the Fountain Theatre for this fantastic opportunity.

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek is inspired by a real life story. Nukain Mabuza has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. One final rock remains. With his young pal Bokkie at his side, will he do it? Even in the new South Africa, can a person — and a nation — truly see inside the soul of another human being?
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