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In GROUNDED, a hotshot fighter pilot finds her career in the sky interrupted by an unplanned pregnancy. Reassigned to a “desk job,” she fights a war by day, and then returns to her family and her daughter’s pink ponies by night. As she operates drones in Afghanistan remotely from a windowless trailer outside of Las Vegas, her life in the desert begins to collide with the desert she is patrolling on the other side of the world. This compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory choices and modern warfare seamlessly blends the personal and the political as it explodes our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling.

GROUNDED is performed by Audrey Park, whose roles include the title role in Ten Thousand Things’ recent production of ELECTRA, Pillsbury House Theatre’s THE GREAT DIVIDE; PLAYS FOR A BROKEN NATION, Yuet/Susan in THE PAPER DREAMS OF HARRY CHIN at History Theatre, Junhee in Mu’s YOU FOR ME FOR YOU, as well as numerous other productions with Mu.

GROUNDED was the winner of the 2012 Smith Prize and was named as a Top Ten Play of 2013 by both the Guardian and the London Evening Standard. Frank Theatre staged GROUNDED to great acclaim in 2014. Featuring Audrey Park as the solo performer, GROUNDED will tour Greater Minnesota in February, with a two-week run in the Twin Cities at the Perpich Center for Arts Education, Feb. 8 – 18.

Performances
Tickets for performances at Reif Center and Zeitgeist Arts Café must be purchased on their websites. Purchase tickets for Perpich Center for the Arts shows at franktheatre.org.

Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:30pm OPENING PERFORMANCE
Reif Center, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MN

Friday, Feb. 2, 7pm
Zeitgeist Arts Café, 222 Superior Street, Duluth, MN

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2pm
Zeitgeist Arts Café, 222 Superior Street, Duluth, MN

Thursday, Feb. 8, 8pm
Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN

Friday, Feb. 9, 8pm
Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN

Saturday, Feb. 10, 8pm
Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2pm POST-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION
Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN

Thursday, Feb. 15, 8pm
Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN

Friday, Feb. 16, 8pm
Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN

Saturday, Feb. 17, 8pm
Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2pm POST-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION
Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN

More info at http://franktheatre.org/events/grounded-2018/