By George Brant. Red Stitch. Seymour Centre (NSW). May 1 – 16, 2015.
I keep going to the theatre simply hoping for 80 minutes as gripping as Grounded.
Kate Cole utterly inhabits the role of a female Top Gun who finds herself grounded following the birth of her daughter, part of the ‘Chair Force’, pulling 12 hour shifts at a monitor in a caravan in the Las Vegas desert, controlling a drone, bombing targets on the opposite side of the world.
George Brant’s solo play is rich, dark, dense theatrical poetry. The use and manipulation of language is extraordinary.