Labor Day is gone and the curtains are going up. The Gamm is starting its 30th season — congrats, folks! — with the New England premiere of George Brant’s Grounded. The one-woman show starring Liz Hayes shares the experiences of a fighter pilot whose unplanned pregnancy leads her to be reassigned to fly drones over Afghanistan. Gamm artistic director Tony Estrella says, “It is a gorgeous, intense, electrifying piece of theater. Deeply personal, emotionally draining, intelligent and powerfully resonant. It is a masterpiece in miniature, an incisive state-of-the-nation play dissecting America at an historical crossroads.” Grounded runs through the 28th at 172 Exchange St, Pawtucket | $41 + $49 (previews $30 Sept 4-7) | 401.723.4266 | gammtheatre.org
a one-woman play "about a hot-rod fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Reassigned to fly remote-controlled drones in Afghanistan from a windowless, air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, 'The Pilot' hunts terrorists by day and goes home to her family at night. But what happens the boundaries blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols?"