Directed by Patricia McGregor, the production launches the ninth season of Roundabout Underground, an initiative to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout’s 62‐seat Black Box Theatre; all tickets are priced $25.
The cast features Karron Graves (Kacie), Mamie Gummer (Jess), Caitlin O'Connell (Voice/Their Mom), Chris Stack (Stevie) and Haynes Thigpen (Kelvin). Gummer made her New York stage debut in Roundabout’s 2005 production of Mr. Marmalade.
Performances will continue through Nov. 22 at the Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
"Newly discharged soldier Jess (Gummer) has finally returned 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."
The creative team for Ugly Lies the Bone includes Tim Brown (sets), Dede Ayite (costumes), Jiyoun Chang (lighting), Jessica Paz (sound), Caite Hevner Kemp (projections) and Vincent T. Schicchi and Thomas Denier Jr. (prosthetics).
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