Ubuntu Theatre Project in association with
San Diego REPertory Theatre


By George Brant
Directed by Emilie Whelan

36 Person Capacity Per Performance
Run time: 80 minutes


About the Production

Named one of the 10 best plays of the year by The Guardian in London, this award-winning play seamlessly blends the personal and the political. The story explores a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Repurposed to flying remote controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, she struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night. Grounded flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family and the power of storytelling.

Patron Note

Seating provided

Ubuntu Theater Project

Ubuntu Theater Project

is a mixture of Bay Area artists and artists from UC San Diego School of Theater and Dance, who are committed to creating compelling and impassioned works that unearth the human condition and unite diverse audiences through revelatory, heart-pounding theater. More at

San Diego REPertory Theatre

promotes a more inclusive community through work that nourishes progressive political and social values and celebrates the multiple voices of the region. The company has received more than 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, Backstage West, Dramalogue, and StageSceneLA. In 2005, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented the REP with the Craig Noel Award “For 30 Years of Artistic Dedication to Downtown and Diversity.” More at


All tickets


  • FRI: 5:00 pm & 8:30 pm
  • SAT: 5:00 pm & 8:30 pm
  • SUN: 5:00 pm & 8:30 pm


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