Grounded Setting

George Brant
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Iraq

The first few moments of the play are set in Iraq, where The Pilot is initially stationed. Iraq, negatively impacted by an American-influenced war for several years, is the place where, initially, The Pilot feels most at home: specifically, in its skies, in its "blue," where she feels freest, most herself, and most able to do the job / fulfill the duties and commitments that define her.

Nevada

The American state of Nevada is the setting for much of the play: the city of Las Vegas, where The Pilot and her family make their home; and the desert outside Las Vegas, where the military base to which The Pilot is assigned is located. The Pilot describes her hatred for the artificiality of Vegas, but welcomes the atmosphere of the desert, which she says reminds her of Iraq where, as noted above, she was happiest.

Creech Air Force Base

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