Grounded

Grounded

by George Brant

Directed by C. David Frankel

Starring Emilia Sargent

January 12 – 29, 2017, Thursdays – Sundays

Studio 120, TampaUSF, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa

The Smith Prize for Political Theatre
Fringe First Award – Edinburg Fringe Festival 
Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production of 2013
Short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award

**Named a Top 10 London Play of 2013 by both The Guardian and the London Evening Standard**

Emilia Sargent stars in George Brant’s timely, powerful military drama Grounded.  Alone on stage, Sargent plays an Air Force fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career flying F-16s. Repurposed to operating remote-controlled drones to find and kill suspected terrorists, she struggles to reconcile the moral ambiguities of her new role, her regret at being forced out of the sky, and the ups and downs of her relationship with her family.  As she does her job in the deserts of Nevada and Afghanistan, her worlds collide in unexpected ways.

Grounded is a heartbreaking, beautiful, necessary and perfectly-structured solo drama … an essential story for our times.” – The Scotsman

“A searing piece of writing…gripping…a must-see.” – The GuardianRead More

“Five Stars. Outstanding.” – The London Standard, Read More

“Gripping…presents a convincing portrait” – The New York Times, Read More

“Critic’s Pick. A scorching sharp-eyed, timely script…lets no one off easy…clap all you want at the end of the play—and you’ll want to clap a lot—but the game stays with you” – Time Out New York, Read More