Anne Hathaway comes back to the New York stage to play in the most important theatrical show of the spring directed by Julie Taymor.
The 32-year-old actress and the 62-year-old director will co-work on the play Grounded written by George Brant. The play presents a one-woman monologue about a fighter pilot and lasts 70 minutes. According to the script, the pilot is supposed to operate drone strikes while being pregnant.
New York Times writes that the pilot faces 12-hour pairs hunting targets from her Air Force trailer which is persecuted by twelve in the townships with her relatives. The newspaper calls the play “gripping”. The Public claims that it tells about difficult consequences of leading war without leaving home in the description of the play.
The performance will officially start in April and run till May 17 in the Anspacher Theatre.
Hathaway, an Oscar winner, is a board member at the Public Theatre. She has played in the Shakespeare in The Park seeing of Twelfth Night back in 2009 there.
Oskar Eustis, the artistic director of the Public calls Grounded “a brilliant and significant” play. He states that it is a meditation on the moral and human values of our extraordinary military technology. He assures that this promises to be a remarkable theatrical event and a significant addition to the national dialogue.