GROUNDED

BY GEORGE BRANT

CITY THEATRE

“And with the absolutely riveting direction provided by Jenn Thompson, I don't think I've ever seen an actor working so completely in sync with a playwright...Thompson keeps actor and playwright in perfect lockstep, and the result is one helluva night of theater.”

Ted Hoover - Pittsburgh City Paper

1/4

"Thompson

keeps actor 

and playwright 

in perfect lockstep,

and the result

is one helluva night of theater.”

 

 - Pittsburgh City Paper

“And with the absolutely riveting direction provided by Jenn Thompson, I don't think I've ever seen an actor working so completely in sync with a playwright. Kelly McAndrew turns in one of the most fully realized, in-the-moment, harrowingly thought-through performances I've ever had the privilege to see. One of the joys of Brant's writing is how he moves us from Point A to Point Z without any discernible transition; McAndrew's characterization is similarly gifted, sliding obliquely from high in the sky to somewhere quite far below. Thompson keeps actor and playwright in perfect lockstep, and the result is one helluva night of theater.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Pittsburgh City Paper

 

"Director Jenn Thompson does a fantastic job at giving Brant’s script life. 

Thompson brings all of the technical elements together to aid McAndrew’s movement and speech with precision placing the audience right alongside the

pilot as she tells us her magnificent story."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Pittsburgh Stage Magazine

 

"Subtly directed by Jenn Thompson, Ms. McAndrew’s true-to-life warrior reveals the fragile humanity beneath the armor, in this case, the Air Force flight suit. It’s an enduring performance that keeps raising questions long after the audience has drifted home."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

 

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