GROUNDED, a highly awarded one woman play about a drone pilot

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY
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From the award-winning playwright George Brant comes the story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts "terrorists" by day and returns to her family each night.  As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.  Katelyn Burrello, a member of The Theater Institute at Russell Sage College, will play the role of the pilot in the Syracuse production.

GROUNDED has won the Smith Prize for Political Theatre, Fringe First Award-Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production of 2013.  It was named a top ten London play of 2013 by both the Guardian and the London Evening Standard.  Ann Hathaway will perform GROUNDED in NYC's Public Theater this spring.

This production is free; sponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council, MMUUS Green Sanctuary Committee and Upstate Drone Action and is presented by special arrangemet with Samuel French, Inc. The doors open at 6:30 pm; light refreshments will be served afterwards.

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