Through February 11, 2018
The 90 minutes of “Grounded” fly by at Mach 2 with all the g-force one expects from theater but rarely gets.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog go to: www.clevelandjewishnews.com/columnists/bob_abelman/
“Grounded” is the kind of script and staging on which Dobama fulfills its goal of presenting the best contemporary plays in a professional production of the high quality. Don Bianchi, the theater’s founder, would have been proud of this must-see production.
The supreme irony of "Grounded" is that this female pilot, who’s reassigned to operate a military drone in the desert outside Las Vegas, must fight a faraway war by day and readjust to civilian life every night, when she goes home to her family. It’s a fascinating paradox that Brant presents, and one that actress Anjanette Hall thoroughly inhabits from the moment she walks onto Dobama’s three-quarter thrust stage. Hall, a tiny but fierce figure wearing an ever-present Air Force flight suit, commands the stage as the swaggering, cocky pilot whose life changes dramatically.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.
"Grounded" at Dobama Theatre takes civilians into the little known world of the Armed Forces where technology may be outstripping our human tendencies resulting in epic breakdowns. Using comedic touches to counterpoint the stark realities of war it paints a picture that few have the courage to enter.
As The Pilot, Hall brings a believable macho toughness to this female jet jockey who’s happy to get into a dick-measuring contest with anyone. And she makes her relationship with Eric and her little girl Sam feel tender and true without becoming treacly.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
"This pilot breaks barriers of sound and mind."
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.