Midori Francis

Roundabout announces cast of Usual Girls and adds Something Clean to its season

Midori Francis and more will lead the cast of Usual Girls, whilst Selina Fillinger's Something Clean is expected to begin performances off-Broadway in May 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new details for its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere of Usual Girls, written by Ming Pfeiffer and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, as part of the company's Roundabout Underground season. Previews are set to begin at the Black Box Theatre on October 11, 2018, ahead of an official opening on November 5 and a limited engagement through to December 9, 2018.

The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Abby Corrigan (as Anna), Ali Rose Dachis (as Marina/Older Girl #3), Midori Francis (as Kyeoung), Karl Kenzler (as Father), Jennifer Lim (as Woman), Sarah Pidgeon (as Sasha/Older Girl #2/KKG Sister), Ryann Redmond (as Older Girl/KKG Sister), Nicole Rodenburg (as Lindsay) and Raviv Ullman (as Rory).

Synopsis: "How do girls grow up? Quickly, painfully, wondrously. On an elementary school playground, a boy threatens to tell on the girls for swearing - unless one of them kisses him. But just before lips can touch, Kyeoung tackles the boy to the ground. The victory is short-lived. Over the coming years, Kyeoung's stories get stranger, funnier, more harrowing - and more familiar. This hilarious, explicit gut-punch of a play bursts with playwright Ming Peiffer's bold, explosive voice."

The creative team behind Usual Girls features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Hostetter, and lighting design by Jen Schriever.

In addition, a second world premiere has been announced as part of the Roundabout Underground season, scheduled for next spring. New drama Something Clean, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by Margot Bordelon, is expected to begin performances at the Black Box Theatre in May 2019.

Synopsis: "Something Clean follows Charlotte, a wife and mother who will try anything to put her family back together. The new drama slips into the jagged cracks of a sex crime's aftermath—the guilt, the grief and the ways we grapple with the unthinkable."

Casting, creative team information and exact dates for Something Clean will be announced in due course.

Usual Girls Tickets are available now for performances from October 11 through to December 9, 2018.

(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.)

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