Roundabout Theatre Company has announced casting for the Roundabout Underground world-premiere production of Ugly Lies the Bone, written by Lindsey Ferrentino and directed by Patricia McGregor. The production will begin preview performances September 10 and open on October 13 at the Black Box Theatre. The limited engagement is scheduled through November 22.
The first-ever recipient of a Special Citation of Excellence from the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation, Ugly Lies the Bone tells the story of Jess, a newly discharged soldier who returns to her Florida hometown and begins to use a virtual-reality video game to help combat the physical and emotional scars of her three tours in Afghanistan.
The cast will be led by Mamie Gummer (Jess), who made her New York stage debut in Roundabout’s 2005 production of Mr. Marmalade, and will also feature Karron Graves (Kacie), Caitlin O’Connell (Voice / Their Mom), Chris Stack (Stevie), and Haynes Thigpen (Kelvin).
For this world premiere, Roundabout Theatre Company is partnering with DeepStream VR, a company pioneering virtual reality to help relieve pain and improve quality of life, to allow audiences of Ugly Lies the Bone to experience the technology used to improve the quality of life for the play’s central character. DeepStream VR is creating the next generation of VR games with biofeedback to help patients manage pain, speed rehabilitation, and achieve better health and wellness.
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