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Grounded

Holden Street Theatres present

Grounded” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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THE PLAY

If your life is spent up in the sky, what happens when you're forced to plant your feet back on the ground?

From the award-winning playwright of Elephant's Graveyard, 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 family by night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target grows, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.

Grounded was short-listed for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama & the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

Martha Lott is directed by Poppy Rowley in a riveting, incredibly evocative, and blisteringly sharp iteration of this multi-award-winning play.


ACCOLADES FOR THE PLAY

  • The Smith Prize for Political Theatre
  • Scotsman Fringe First Award - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production of 2013
  • Short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award
  • Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show
  • NNPN Rolling World Premiere
  • Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Drama of 2013
    **Named a Top 10 London Play of 2013 by both The Guardian and the London Evening Standard**


REVIEWS FOR THE PLAY'S PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

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 Guardian, Read 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

"As close to perfection as is possible to imagine...Grounded is a powerful, hallucinogenic experience." - What's On Stage, Read More

“Thought provoking, thoroughly engrossing…pulses with the rhythms of an epic war poem” - TheatreMania,

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CAST & CREW BIOS

Martha Lott

Poppy Rowley - Director

Poppy was Artistic Associate for Eastern Angles 2015-2017, she did the NT Directors course September 2017 and the Clore Emerging Leaders course in March 2017, she graduated from the MFA Theatre Directing, Birkbeck, in 2014.

Previous directing credits include: Pramkicker (Melbourne Meat Market); All Wrapped Up In Westwood, The Trials of Mary, The Fletton Railway Children, Future Floodlands, Nativity Blues (Eastern Angles); A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer (Bread & Roses), The Game (St James Theatre); Only Forever (Hope Theatre); Century, and Fings Wot I Did (Sheffield Theatres).

Assisting credits include: Amy Hodge (Headlong/Bush Theatre), Gemma Fairlie (Lyric, Hammersmith), Theresa Heskins (New Vic Theatre), Daniel Evans, Jonathan Watkins, and Mark Rosenblatt (Sheffield Theatres)


GROUNDED was first produced in a rolling World Premiere by

SF Playhouse (California), Borderlands Theater (Arizona), and Unicorn Theatre (Missouri)

As part of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life program

New York Premiere of GROUNDED was produced by

Page 73 Productions

(Liz Jones and Asher Richelli, Executive Directors; Michael Walkup, Associate Director)


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Genre: Theatre

Origin: SA

Rating: PG

Duration: 70 mins

Season: 2019

Dates: 5 Mar - 16 Mar

Times:

5-10 Mar: 6:30pm
12-16 Mar: 8:00pm
9-10; 16 Mar: 2:30pm

Tickets:

Adult: $28.00
Concession: $25.00
Group: $22.00
Cheap Tuesday: $20.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Accessible seating is available in The Arch.


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