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Jennifer Lim and Company of Usual Girls Meet the Press

Tyne Rafaeli directs Ming Peiffer's script for Roundabout Theatre Company.

The cast of Ming Peiffer's Usual Girls meet the press.
(© Kevin Bianchi)

The company of Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of Usual Girls met the press today in advance of performances October 11-December 9. Tyne Rafaeli directs Ming Peiffer's script as part of the 2018-19 Roundabout Underground season.

Usual Girls is described as follows: "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."

Director Tyne Rafaeli and playwright Ming Peiffer lead the team for Usual Girls, set to begin performances October 11.
(© Kevin Bianchi)

The production features Abby Corrigan, Ali Rose Dachis, Midori Francis, Karl Kenzler, Jennifer Lim, Sarah Pidgeon, Ryann Redmond, Nicole Rodenburg, and Raviv Ullman. The creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (sets), Jen Schriever (lighting), and Ásta Hostetter (costumes).