For their inaugural production, theatreSix presents George Brant’s Grounded, a one-woman show in which The Pilot tells us her story—from adventures in the sky to motherhood and war trauma. It’s an emotional roller coaster that lifts you high, then pulls you back to earth with thrilling force.
As the brassy, unnamed Pilot, Carly Street drew me in immediately and her firm hold never loosened. Her boisterous, backtracking rhythm is thoroughly compelling and feels like such an essential part of the character that I wonder, not being familiar with Brant’s play, if it’s been written into the text itself. Regardless, be it exceptional delivery of a tricky text or a performance choice: it grabs your attention and keeps you locked within her buzzing headspace. Continue Reading