The Rochester Civic Theatre Company is delighted to welcome Frank Theatres new staging of GROUNDED by George Brant, which the company staged to great acclaim in 2014. Featuring Audrey Park as the solo performer, GROUNDED will tour Greater Minnesota in February, with a two-week run in the Twin Cities. The final stop on the tour will be the Rochester Civic Theatre Company on February 24th.
In GROUNDED, a hotshot fighter pilot finds her career in the sky interrupted by an unplanned pregnancy. Reassigned to a desk job, she fights a war by day, and then returns to her family and her daughters pink ponies by night. As she operates drones in Afghanistan remotely from a windowless trailer outside of Las Vegas, her life in the desert begins to collide with the desert she is patrolling on the other side of the world. This compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory choices, and modern warfare seamlessly blends the personal and the political as it explodes our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling.
GROUNDED was the winner of the 2012 Smith Prize and was named as a Top Ten Play of 2013 by both the Guardian and the London Evening Standard. Frank Theatres production of GROUNDED is directed by Artistic Director Wendy Knox, with scenery by Joe Stanley, sound by Mike Croswell, costumes by Kathy Kohl, and lighting by Mike Kittel.
performing February 24, 2018
Rochester Civic Theatre
at Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr SE
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