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February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Thigpen Main Stage

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
GROUNDED
DIRECTED BY ROBERT RICHMOND
STARRING JENNIFER MOODY SANCHEZ
COHN SIDE DOOR THEATRE
$25/$15 Students with ID – available at the door

In a world where a man who lives in a golden tower can become Commander in Chief and leader of the largest military force on earth we ask what will become of women warriors in the future? GROUNDED, by George Brant, tells the story of when an ace fighter pilot whose career is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy, she is reassigned to operate military drones, hunting terrorists by day in a drab Las Vegas trailer, and returning to her family each night. Her sense of reality becomes blurred as she struggles to reconcile her new domestic life with the pressures of waging a war half a world away.

This visceral production gives a perspective of the dark side of the 21st Century American dream. Using nothing but a single actor it creates the modern Iliad or Odyssey. The Pilot, the only character you will see onstage, stands literally and figuratively alone. Her journey is one defined by isolation and paranoia, the fear that every other soul is working against her, but we hope to illustrate the importance of the opposite: communication, empathy, and understanding.

“Thought provoking, thoroughly engrossing…pulses with the rhythms of an epic war poem.” – TheatreMania

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