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Sofia Black-D'Elia

Sofia Black-D'Elia replaces Sarah Pidgeon in upcoming Usual Girls

The world premiere of Ming Peiffer's Usual Girls begins performances on October 11, 2018 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Sofia Black-D'Elia has replaced previously announced Sarah Pidgeon in the upcoming world premiere of Usual Girls, written by Ming Pfeiffer and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, which is set to begin previews at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre's Black Box Theatre on October 11, 2018, ahead of an official opening on November 5 and a limited engagement through to December 9, 2018. Ms. Pidgeon has departed the production due to a scheduling conflict.

Ms. Black-D'Elia takes on the roles of Sasha / Older Girl 2 / KKG Sister and joins fellow cast members (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), 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, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Tei Blow.

A second world premiere as part of the Roundabout Underground season is the new drama Something Clean, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by Margot Bordelon, which is expected to begin performances at the Black Box Theatre in May 2019.

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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