Thursday, October 6, 2016


Kittson O'Neill
Kittson O‘Neil’s phenomenal performance in the Philadelphia premiere of George Brant’s GROUNDED being presented by InterAct Theatre Company is dazzling. Staged in the Proscenium Theatre of the Drake Hotel, 302 S. Hicks Street through October 23, GROUNDED is a smart, tightly written play which should be on everyone’s must-see list. Kittson O’Neill is absolutely astounding in her solo role of an air force pilot whose pregnancy has grounded from her from flying in the sky she loves and transported her to a trailer in a desert to operate drones in a war half a world away. The intensity of staring at a screen for twelve hours a day in search of enemies and then dropping a warhead with a click of the joystick takes its toll, not only on the pilot’s home life but on her psyche as well. Unable to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow officers after a job well done, the pilot has lost all sense of who she is and her place in the world. George Brandt has given us an inside look into the soul of an officer who might be suffering from PTSD. O’Neill has taken this compelling script and has demonstrated her skill in displaying a wide-ranging array of emotions, from simple delight to a roaring rage. Fly; don’t walk to get your tickets to see this award winning play.  Tickets are available by calling 215-568-8079, visiting online at  or at the box office at        

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