This fall, Susannah Martin directed George Brant’s play Grounded at the San Francisco Playhouse. Eduardo Ramirez, MSgt, USAF (Retired) attended one of the showings thanks to the complimentary tickets Kirk Johnson and Nickie Braucher of the SF Playhouse offered free of charge for veterans. As follows, Ramierz shares his brief review of the play:
Lauren English played a US Air Force, Major, F-16 Fighter Pilot’s like a true military professional. The opening lines took me back to the days of my 22 years as an Airman. I relived my Air Force experience though the roles of Lauren. GROUNDED is a hard view of the realities facing our Women in Combat, wife, motherhood, career, PTSD, war, all factors facing today’s women in the military. War is hell but having to fight it from a trailer stateside is worst, daytime warrior, nighttime wife and mother, a hard life to live. Lauren brought the true spirit of what our military faces daily, whether it’s a deployment to the dessert, or leaving your family behind GROUNDED was real and Lauren brought it to life.
I salute Mr. Brant, Mrs. Martin, the Staff of GROUNDED and Lauren English, on behalf of all service men and women, veterans past and present. Thank you…
Eduardo “Eddie” Ramierz, MPA MSgt, USAF (Ret)