Anne Hathaway to star in one character-play

Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway will star in George Brant's famous play 'Grounded', a one woman-show about a fighter pilot whose pregnancy forces her out of the cockpit.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 22, 2015, 12:31 PM IST
Anne Hathaway to star in one character-play

Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway will star in George Brant's famous play 'Grounded', a one woman-show about a fighter pilot whose pregnancy forces her out of the cockpit.

It will be staged at New York's famed Public Theatre this spring, reported Entertainment Weekly.

The play, to be directed by Julie Taymor of 'The Lion King' fame, will begin performances on April 7 for a strictly limited engagement through May 17.

The play tells the story of an unnamed ace pilot who, upon learning of an unexpected pregnancy, is reassigned to piloting military drones from the ground in Las Vegas, where she struggles to balance hunting terrorists by day and family life at night.

Brant's monologue, which offers topical commentary on drone use and moral responsibility, won the 2012 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, as well as the Fringe First award at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival.

Actress Hannah Cabell starred in a New York production of the play in January 2014 at TriBeCa's Walkerspace. The piece has also been performed numerous times in the States, the UK, Australia, South Africa, and Sweden. The production will mark the 32-year-old actress' return to the Public following her appearance in the company's 2009 staging of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' in New York's Central Park.

The Public's production of 'Grounded' will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Will Pickens, projection design by Peter Nigrini, and music/soundscapes by Oscar-winner Elliot Goldenthal.