The area premiere of GROUNDED by George Brant,
Oct. 31-Nov. 23,
at the Playwrights’ Center.
Featuring Sha Cage.Directed by Wendy Knox, Set Design by Joe Stanley, Lighting by Mike Kittel, Sound by Mike Croswell, Costumes by Kathy Kohl.
A hot shot fighter pilot finds her career in the sky interrupted by an unplanned pregnancy. Reassigned to remotely operate drones in Afghanistan from a windowless trailer outside of Vegas, her life in the desert begins to collide with the one she is patrolling on the other side of the world. This compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory choices and modern warfare seamlessly blends the personal and the political as it explodes our assumptions about war, family and the power of storytelling.
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Pay-what-you-can performance on Sat., Nov. 1; $15 suggested donation. Sat. Nov. 8 is Frank’s annual Silent Auction, a fundraiser for the theatre. Tickets are $60 for auction, performance, pre-show appetizers and beverages, and post-show champagne; $45 for auction only. Auction begins at 6:00 at The Norther Clay Center, across the street from the Playwrights’ Center. Call 612 724 3760 for more info. Tickets can purchased HERE
GROUNDED was named as a Top Ten Play of 2013 by both the Guardian and the London Evening Standard. It was the winner of the 2012 Smith Prize.
“Gripping..” —New York Times
‘Grounded’ is a smart, beautiful bit of writing that mixes our moral responses to war, family and motherhood, and throws them out in all directions.” --TIME OUT