George Brant wrote the script for Grounded, a one-woman show about a master fighter pilot and the unplanned pregnancy that changes her career. Forced to leave the skies behind, she begins operating military drones that scour the Middle East, which she controls from a remote trailer outside her home in Las Vegas. She hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family at night, but as the pressure to capture a high-priority target increases, the boundaries between the desert in which she lives and the one in which she works begin to blur. The stage direction for this intense solo performance requires elaborate set designs that illustrate the unnamed pilot's distressed mental state. After all, you need a little extra emphasis when there's only one person on stage, but the character herself, previously performed by Anne Hathaway at the Public Theater in New York, is as complex as any you'll see on stage this year.
This production contains mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental discretion is strongly advised.