Award-Winning Play GROUNDED To Land In Adelaide
If your life is spent up in the sky, what happens when you're forced to plant your feet back on the ground?
Grounded is a passionate multi-award winning play from the award-winning playwright of Elephant's Graveyard, George Brant (USA).The play will have its Adelaide premiere season from 5 March - 16 March in The Arch, Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh as part of the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.
Grounded is the story of an ace F-16 fighter pilot played by Adelaide's Martha Lott (pictured above), whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. She returns to the air force but is assigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family by night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target grows, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.
Martha who is directed by Poppy Rowley (UK) says, 'As a mother she gives life and as a pilot she takes it away. Her world moves so fast and as she constantly fights for control. The pressure of a fierce war with new military technology, drone warfare and high human and moral cost changes her and drives her into a future she never knew possible. And one of the most frightening things is that this is all really happening'. The play was too big for us to tour from Edinburgh in 2013 and it is a gift to be able to perform it under Poppy's direction and with this team of creatives'.
Grounded was short-listed for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama & the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. The play was first produced in a rolling World Premiere by SF Playhouse (California), Borderlands Theater (Arizona), and Unicorn Theater (Missouri) as part of the National New Play Network's Continued Life program. New York Premiere of Grounded was produced by Page 73 Productions (Liz Jones and Asher Richelli, Executive Directors; Michael Walkup, Associate Director).
Tickets are priced from $20.00 - $28.00 and may be purchased through FringeTix
or www.holdenstreettheatres.com. Companion Card holders welcome.