The Carleton Players present the award-winning drama, “Grounded”

October 18, 2016

The Carleton Players will present George Brant’s award-winning drama, “Grounded,” with performances Fridays and Saturday, Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Oct. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Directed by associate professor of theater David Wiles, Brant’s play tells the story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky ends early when she learns of an unexpected pregnancy.

Performances are free and open to the public; reservations can be made online at Please note “Grounded” includes intense adult themes and strong language.

Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, “Grounded” is a timely and compelling story. Re-assigned to flying remote-controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer near Las Vegas, the Pilot struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night. A tour de force play for one actress, “Grounded” flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling.

The Carleton Player’s production features junior Alexandra Pozniak, an English major from Waunakee, Wisc., in the starring role.

Acclaimed British playwright George Brandt (“Elephant’s Grave”) was named a “Top 10 London Play of 2013” by both The Guardian and the London Evening Standard. The New York Times called it “gripping” and Time Out New York named it a Critic’s Pick for its “scorching sharp-eyed, timely script….”

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of Theater & Dance. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4531. The Weitz Center for Creativity is located on Third and College Streets in Northfield.