The world premiere of Usual Girls, Ming Peiffer’s new work that began previews October 11 and quickly sold-out its initial run, will play an additional week at Roundabout Underground. The production, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (I Was Most Alive with You), will now continue through December 16.
Through the story of Kyeoung, Usual Girls takes a look at the ways in which girls grow up—from tackling a boy on her elementary school playground, to the isolation of high school, sororities, and beyond.
Midori Francis, recently seen Off-Broadway in The Wolves, stars as Kyeoung. The cast is completed by Sofia Black-D’Elia (The Mick), (Abby Corrigan (national tour of Fun Home), Ali Rose Dachis (The Wanderers at The Old Globe), Karl Kenzler (Fiddler on the Roof, You Can't Take it With You), Jennifer Lim (Chinglish, Caught), Ryann Redmond (Escape to Margaritaville, Gigantic), Nicole Rodenburg (The Antipodes, The Flick), and Raviv Ullman (Sticks & Bones, Russian Transport).
Usual Girls plays in Roundabout Theatre Company’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The production will officially open November 5.
The creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (sets), Jen Schriever (lighting), and Ásta Hostetter (costumes).