My pulse quickens. It is not a fair fight, but it quickens. She’s a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. She’s pregnant. Her career in the sky is over.
Now, she sits in an air-conditioned trailer in Las Vegas flying remote-controlled drones over the Middle East. Struggling through 12-hour shifts far from the battlefield, she hunts terrorists by day and is a wife and mother by night. Grounded is a gripping and compulsive new play that flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family and what it is to be a woman.
Best Production and Best Design, OffWestEnd Awards. Fringe First winner 2013.