Roundabout Sets Dates for World Premiere About Female Soldier Returning from Afghanistan

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The Roundabout Theatre's Underground initiative launches its ninth season with the world premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone, by Lindsey Ferrentino, to be directed by Patricia McGregor.

Previews will begin Sept. 10 at the Roundabout's Black Box Theatre. The cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.

Ferrentino's play focuses on newly discharged soldier Jess and her return to her Florida hometown. According to press notes, "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."

Ferrentino is a recipient of the Edward Albee Playwriting Fellowship and Residency, and her work has been developed and performed at the Atlantic Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York Theatre Workshop and more. Patricia McGregor has directed Off-Broadway at the Lincoln Center, BAM, Second Stage and the Public.

Ugly Lies the Bone was recently honored with a Citation of Excellence from the Laurents/Hatcher Award.

Roundabout Underground is an initiative to showcase new plays that will either give a debut production to an emerging writer or director or allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots. All tickets $20 and available to purchase in summer by visiting roundabouttheatre.org or by calling (212) 719 1300. The Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is located at 111 West 46th St., New York.

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