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When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8:15 p.m., Sun., March 30, 2 p.m. and Wed., April 2, 8:15 p.m. Continues through April 5 2014
Phone: 919-682-3343
Price: $5-$18

"It would be a different book, The Odyssey, if Odysseus came home every day." A modern-day warrior, an Air Force pilot, speaks these unsettling words. She's the sole character in George Brant's taut psychological drama, touted as one of the top 10 plays of 2013 by both The Guardian and London Evening Standard. The unnamed pilot is in trouble, but she isn't being threatened by hostile fire during a sortie over enemy territory. Grounded after becoming pregnant, she's steering a drone from the confines of an air-conditioned trailer in the Mojave Desert. Comparatively speaking, it's a cushy assignment. But in traditional wars, there are boundaries between the worlds of lethal armed conflict and domestic life. If she were stationed overseas, she wouldn't be able to bring the war back home to her husband and infant child, each and every night. Talya Klein directs Madeleine Lambert in Thursday's pay-what-you-can preview, where all seats start at $5. Through April 5. —Byron Woods

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