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Casting for Roundabout Underground's Ugly Lies The Bone

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Roundabout Underground's world premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino's new drama Ugly Lies The Bone, directed by Patricia McGregor, has extended its limited run by two weeks and will now play its final performance on 6 December 2015. Previews began on 10 September 2015 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, before an official opening on 13 October.

Synopsis: "Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of her three tours in Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself."

The cast of Ugly Lies The Bone includes Karron Graves (Kacie), Mamie Gummer (Jess), Caitlin O'Connell (Voice / Their Mom), Chris Stack (Stevie), and Haynes Thigpen (Kelvin).

The creative team features scenic design by Tim Brown, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Jessica Paz, Projections by Caite Hevner Kemp, and prosthetics by Vincent T. Schicchi & Thomas Denier Jr.

Ugly Lies The Bone, which was presented as part of last year's Underground Reading Series at Roundabout, is the first-ever recipient of a Special Citation of Excellence from The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation.

- by Tom Millward

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