GROUNDED by George Brant
August 27th through September 6th, 2014
WHERE: The Hahne Theater at Kantner Hall, on the Ohio University campus, uptown. (Kantner Hall is on S. College Street directly next door to the Athens city parking garage.)
WHEN: Each night at 8:00 pm beginning Wednesday, August 27 through Saturday, August 30, with a matinee on Sunday, August 31 at 2:00 pm; and a second week of performances from Wednesday, September 3 through Saturday, September 6 at 8:00 pm.
TICKETS: $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 60+, and $14 for students. To purchase tickets in advance, visit our page at Brown Paper Tickets. Major credit cards and PayPal accepted.
Grounded was named one of the top 10 London plays of 2013 by The Guardian, and The London Evening Standard; it has been short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. The New York Times calls the play “Gripping” and also profiles George Brant here. The Guardian (UK) calls the play “a searing piece of writing.”
In this haunting play, an unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives, and the one she patrols half a world away.
The production is directed by BMTE company member Emily Prince and features Marissa Wolf in the role of “The Pilot.” George Brant, the author of Grounded, has been featured in our new play reading series previously, and BMTE member Erik Ramsey was the new play development dramaturg that helped bring to life the first draft of Grounded at WordBridge play lab.