Grounded

by Insiders Dunedin

13 August - 3 September
Fortune Theatre
Featuring Claire Chitham (Waverley in Shortland St, Aurora in Outrageous Fortune)

When an unexpected pregnancy grounds an F16 fighter pilot, she is repurposed to flying remote-controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer in the desert outside Las Vegas.

Instead of soaring through the blue, she is now sitting in the grey – working twelve-hour shifts hunting terrorists on screen by day and being a wife and mother by night. As the pressure to find a high-profile target builds, the boundaries between the desert where she lives and the one she patrols half-a-world away begin to blur.

Winner of a Fringe First award (2013), this is a haunting, extraordinary and topical play about war, family and empathy.

Contains coarse language and mature themes.

Post submitted by Lucy Summer

 

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