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Theater Picks: Two productions in RLT’s ‘Women in War’ series

Michelle Wells in Sonorous Road Productions’ “Grounded.”
Michelle Wells in Sonorous Road Productions’ “Grounded.” Sonorous Road

Raleigh Little Theatre continues its “Women in War” series with two productions this weekend. Mike Wiley’s “Downrange: Voices from the Homefront” explores the effects of deployments on those left behind, based on true stories of North Carolina military families. George Brant’s “Grounded” is one-woman show about a hotshot fighter pilot who’s put on desk duty while pregnant, causing her to confront her obsession with flying bombing missions. “Downrange”: 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday; $10. “Grounded”: 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; $15. (Seniors/students/military - $5 for either show). 919-821-3111 or

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