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Photo Flash: First Look at George Brant's GROUNDED at Alley Theatre


Alley Theatre presents George Brant's tour de force production, Grounded. Director Jackson Gay collaborates with Alley Company Artist Elizabeth Bunch in this riveting one-woman show about a female fighter pilot's struggle to return to civilian life. Check out a first look below!

Alley Company Artist Elizabeth Bunch plays an ace fighter pilot who has been reassigned to a new position flying a remote-controlled drone from an Air Force trailer. Her 12-hour shifts hunting terrorist targets in the Middle East are followed by 12 hours at home, struggling as a wife and mother in suburban Las Vegas. The mounting pressure to track a high-profile target blurs the boundaries between the desert she lives in and the one she patrols, half a world away.

Elizabeth Bunch has appeared in more than 50 productions at the Alley Theatre. Audiences recently watched her take on the role of Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors, and previous roles as Lucy in Dracula, Ann Deaver in All My Sons, and Bev/Kathy in Clybourne Park. She also participated in the first Alley All New Festival, as Elizabeth Taylor in a reading of Lawrence Wright's Cleo. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School, Elizabeth's additional Alley roles include portrayals of Rosalind in As You Like It, Margaret in Good People, and Joss in the World Premier of Fool by Theresa Rebeck.

Director Jackson Gay returns to the Alley after directing Other Desert Cities, August: Osage County and the Alley's 2010 World Premiere of Intelligence-Slave.

Playwright George Brant, who earned an M.F.A. at the University of Texas at Austin, makes his Alley debut with Grounded.

The Grounded creative team includes Scenic Design by Takeshi Kata (Alley's Other Desert Cities, Venus in Fur), Costumes by Erica Griese, Lighting Design by Paul Whitaker (Alley's Other Desert Cities, Red, Moon for the Misbegotten ), Sound Design by Broken Chord (Alley's All the Way) and Projection Design by Nicholas Hussong (These Paper Bullets).

Photo Credit: Lynn Lane

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