Grayson Produced Play, ETOPiA's "Grounded" to Open Fri 9/19 & Run through Sun 10/12

Showtimes are Friday-Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm in the Ford Design Center, Room 1-350, 2133 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL.

Grounded

ETOPiA's 2014 fall production of "Grounded" by George Brant and Produced by Prof. Matthew Grayson, about a female drone pilot, opens Friday, Sept. 19 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 12. Showtimes are Friday-Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm in the Ford Design Center, Room 1-350, 2133 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL.

Read the New York Times article about the play that is taking the theater scene by storm!

Admission is FREE, but reservations are highly recommended, so be sure to get your tickets in advance by contacting etopia.northwestern.edu or 847-324-3296.

! ! ! NOTE NEW LOCATION = FORD BUILDING, ITW classroom ! ! !

About the Play: Grounded is a play about the unexpected challenges faced by drone pilots.

The play marks the seventh season of ETOPiA: Engineering Transdisciplinary Outreach Project in the Arts, an outreach initiative that seeks to inspire cross-disciplinary dialogue about the role of science and technology in society.

Grounded chronicles several years in the life of a female American fighter pilot. After being reassigned to pilot drones from a windowless trailer in the Nevada desert, the shallows of workplace existence replace the adrenaline highs and military camaraderie of piloting actual fighter missions. Literally commuting to war, she fights terrorists by day and then returns home to her husband and baby each night.

Grounded features Elizabeth Laidlaw, a Joseph Jefferson Award-winning Chicago actress who has appeared at the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and many others.

Grounded uses adult themes and language and is recommended for mature theatergoers. Running time: approximately 70 minutes.