After the immense success of their spring production of “A Few Good Men”, Thingamajig Theatre Company is returning to military drama to open their 2016-2017 Season with “Grounded.”
October 14, 15, 16
20, 21, 22, 23
27, 28, 29
The Guardian called, “A searing piece of writing… gripping… a must-see.” Thingamajig’s producing artistic director, Tim Moore remarks, “This is theatre unlike any we’ve produced. The technical elements alone will push us to the boundaries of theatrical storytelling.”
Laura Moore will star in “Grounded” — a one-woman play about a female fighter pilot who becomes a drone pilot after having a child. The play, by George Brant, won several awards including the Smith Prize for Political Theatre, a Fringe First Award at the Edinburg Fringe Festival, an Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production of 2013, and was short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.
Moore will play a top-gun style fighter pilot who is assigned to an Air Force base in Las Vegas where she pilots drones from a trailer in the desert all day, and goes home to her new family at night. The play explores the psychology of a woman used to adventure and risk, who is suddenly stuck behind a computer, and comments on modern warfare and the dehumanizing nature of drone strikes. The play also pays homage to real-life pilot, Colonel Jeannie Leavitt who flew the F-15E Strike Eagle, and was the first US Air Force female combat fighter pilot and the first commander of a combat fighter wing. Her last refueling and her final flight was May 29, 2014, after 2,600 hours flying jets.
“Grounded” received rave reviews and played to sold out houses last spring at The Public Theatre in New York when Anne Hathaway returned to the stage along with Julie Taymor directing. Producing Artistic director, Oskar Eustis for the Public noted “’Grounded’ is a brilliant and important play, a meditation on the human and moral costs of our astonishing military technology.”
“Grounded” opens the 2016-2017 Winter Season and begins performances on October 14 running through October 30.
The 2016-17 Winter Season at PSCA:
OCT 14 – 30, 2016
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
DEC 9 – 28, 2016
THE SANTALAND DIARIES
DEC 9 – 28, 2016
BUYER & CELLAR
JAN 13 – 29, 2017
THE GOOD BODY
FEB 10 – 19, 2017
GOD OF CARNAGE
MAY 12 – 28, 2017
Evening performances 7:00pm, Matinees 2:00pm.
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