Oscar winner Anne Hathaway will star in George Brant’s “Grounded” at the Public Theater this spring, in a limited engagement that begins April 7 and ends May 17. Opening night is set for April 23.
The one-woman show tackles the struggles of wartime vets adjusting to everyday life, with Hathaway playing a fighter pilot who is reassigned to remote-controlled drones after the birth of her son.
Direction will come from two-time Tony winner Julie Taymor (“The Lion King,” “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”) -- who last worked on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Brooklyn Theater in 2013.
“Grounded” first premiered in New York in January 2014 at TriBeCa’s Walkerspace, with actress Hannah Cabell in the leading role. Prior to that, it won a slew of honors in London, including the Smith Prize for Political Theater.