at the Traverse Theatre, Monday 6th August 2013
*Originally written for Culture Wars*
John Kerry recently pledged to put an early stop to drone strikes in Pakistan. The extent to which you believe this depends on your trust in politicians, but his statement certainly doesn’t mark an all-out end to drone warfare. According to the unnamed Pilot in Grounded, within five years their use will be widespread. And though its contemporary relevance is the reason for its immediate success, the play is also an extraordinarily human account of war and family which has an impact far beyond its resonance in 2013.
George Brant’s play takes the form of a monologue told by Pilot, whose story begins flying planes in live combat missions. Continue reading “Grounded” by George Brant