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The Public Theater's Grounded, Starring Anne Hathaway, Adds a Week of Performances

Two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor directs the solo show.

Anne Hathaway in George Brant's Grounded, directed by Julie Taymor, at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Public Theater has announced that its currently running production of George Brant's Grounded, starring Oscar winner Anne Hathaway, will add a week of performances. The solo show, which opens at the Anspacher Theatre on April 26, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor. Grounded will now run through May 24.

The play tells the story of an ace fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy forces her to leave her airborne career in favor of one operating military drones from a windowless trailer outside the Las Vegas desert. It had its New York premiere in 2013 at Walkerspace via Page 73 Productions. That staging starred Hannah Cabell and was directed by Ken Rus Schmoll.

In addition, the Public Forum "Our Drone War" has also been announced to coincide with Grounded on May 19. The event will bring together a panel of experts, veterans, and thinkers including journalist Andrew Cockburn and former fighter pilot Dr. Mary "Missy" Cummings.

Grounded marks Hathaway's first return to the Public since her performance as Viola in the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night.

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

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