Grounded sets new opening date off-Broadway



The Public Theater's upcoming production of George Brant's drama Grounded, directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor has announced a new official opening date.

Performances will now begin at the Public's Anspacher Theater on 7 April 2015, before officially opening on 26 April and playing a strictly limited engagement through to 17 May 2015.

The drama stars Oscar winner Anne Hathaway as 'The Pilot', who returns to the New York stage and the Public Theatre after starring in their 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Twelfth Night' as Viola at the Delacorte Theater.

Synopsis: "An ace fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone faces 12-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer followed by 12 hours in the suburbs with her family in this award-winning new play about the complicated consequences of waging war without leaving home."

The creative team behind Grounded features scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, lighting by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Will Pickens, production design by Peter Nigrini, and original music and soundscapes by Elliot Goldenthal.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Anne Hathaway