November 2 — December 3

GROUNDED 

By George Brant

Regional Premiere

Directed by Larissa Lury

Featuring Kerry Cahill as The Pilot

Presented at Loyola University, Lower Depths Theatre

Thursdays – Saturdays: 8:00 PM

Sundays: 3:00 PM

The Lower Depths Theatre is located in the Music/Communications building at the corner of St. Charles Avenue & Calhoun Street. Parking is available in the West Road garage on campus.

Southern Rep Theatre is in residence at the Loyola University Department of Theatre Arts.


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“It would be a different book, The Odyssey, if Odysseus came home every day.”

Kerry Cahill stars as an Air Force pilot whose flying career is ended due to her unplanned pregnancy until a position in the “Chair Force” piloting a drone puts the war just a one-hour commute from her husband and daughter in the Las Vegas suburbs. From George Brant, whose work the Sun Chronicle calls “stunning and haunting,” GROUNDED is a one-woman journey into the heart of darkness, where two distant deserts are separated only by a 1.2 second delay.

Contains adult language and situations. Not recommended for children.
Please note that there is absolutely no late seating for this production (no intermission, run time 80 minutes).

Tickets on sale now for all performances! Priority patrons: reserve your seats at 504-522-6545 or boxoffice@southernrep.com.

Press
"A nuanced and haunting portrait"

—Christopher Isherwood, The New York Times

"A thoughtful 90 minutes about the push and pull of motherhood and fulfilment, the changing nature of warfare, and the way the virtual encroaches on our everyday reality."

—The Guardian

THE VENUE

Loyola University, Lower Depths Theatre

Located in the Music/Communications complex, beneath Roussel Hall – corner of St. Charles & Calhoun.

Click here for a Google Map showing the precise location.

Parking is available in the West Road garage or on the street.

MEET THE CAST

kcahill-1-smallKERRY CAHILL (The Pilot) Born in Helena, Montana, Kerry Cahill grew up an army brat in small rural towns of Montana, Oregon, and Texas. Cahill studied Drama at Loyola University New Orleans; the British American Drama Academy Oxford; and Queen’s University Belfast, later moving to Chicago to study with Second City, the Profiles Theater, and Rick Snyder. Cahill’s film break came under the direction of Werner Herzog in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Her film career has continued to gain momentum as she has worked alongside Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Uzo Aduba, and Woody Harrelson. She appeared alongside Jason Clark in Terminator Genisys and had a significant role in the recent film Free State of Jones with director Gary Ross and actor Matthew McConaughey. Cahill can now be seen on one of television’s hottest shows, The Walking Dead. Having filmed projects such as By Way of Helena, Showing Roots, ZOO, and Free State of Jones, Cahill continues her upward climb to A-list status and is recognized as an award-winning actress that plays strong characters next to some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Southern Rep is proud to be a Blue Star Theatre. This initiative recognizes the profound contributions of service families and seeks to build stronger connections between theatres, military families and their communities.

Special Events/Discounts

Thursday, Dec. 1: Pay What You Can (at the door only, subject to availability)

Regular tickets: $40

Veterans/military tickets: $28

Loyola students/faculty/staff: $8

Other student rush: $10

Seniors: $35

Under 35 / theatre professionals / teachers/ returning patrons: $25

(All prices subject to box office fees)

Members of the military community receive a 30% discount on Southern Rep Mainstage plays.

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This project is supported by Gambel Communications.

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SPECIAL EVENTS / DISCOUNTS

Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 6: Preview Performances (all tickets $25)

Monday, Nov. 7: Opening Night + Reception!

Thursday, Nov. 10: Pay What You Can Night (limited availability at the door, starting 7 PM – advance tickets regular price)

Friday, Nov. 11: Post-show veterans advocacy panel discussion

Saturday, Nov. 12: Community Partner Spotlight: Wounded War Heroes

Sunday, Nov. 13: Post-show talkback with Kerry Cahill

Friday, Nov. 18: Community Partner Spotlight: Bastion

Sunday, Nov. 20: Post-show talkback with Kerry Cahill

Thursday, Dec. 1: Pay What You Can (at the door only, subject to availability)

Regular tickets: $40

Veterans/military tickets: $28

Loyola students/faculty/staff: $8

Other student rush: $10

Seniors: $35

Under 35 / theatre professionals / teachers/ returning patrons: $25

(All prices subject to box office fees)