Grounded (review)

Grounded (review)
Grounded (review)
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THE PLAY: An Air Force pilot has to adjust to guiding remote-controlled drones.

 

THE PRODUCTION: Luckily, this one-woman show has Bianca Bryan running full throttle. Her ferocious energy and confident swagger give the drama a finely-tuned intensity. It’s almost 40 minutes until she takes a breath! This tour-de-force would have been more powerful with a richer play. Although its language sometimes borders on poetic and the story is compelling, the one-note approach lacked depth or variety. An actor herself, director Maggie Roop has skillfully guided Bryan thru her relentless portrayal. However, she did stage too much of the show on the floor, which may present problems for those in the rear of the audience. There isn’t much of a set, just a few projections by Kelsey Cordrey that add little to the design, while Erin Barclay manages to create some variety in the lighting. Running time: 1:15

 

THE POINT: Bianca Bryan’s performance sears with a emotional intensity and powerhouse physicality.

 

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

 

A TheatreLab production at The Basement thru 6/3

 

Photos by Deejay Gray

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