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Roundabout's UGLY LIES THE BONE, Starring Mamie Gummer, Extends into December

Roundabout's UGLY LIES THE BONE, Starring Mamie Gummer, Extends into December

Roundabout Theatre Company's Roundabout Underground world-premiere production of Ugly Lies the Bone, which opened to widespread critical acclaim Off-Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through December 6, 2015 only at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).

The cast of Ugly Lies the Bone features Karron Graves (Kacie), Mamie Gummer (Jess), Caitlin O'Connell (Voice / Their Mom), Chris Stack (Stevie) and Haynes Thigpen (Kelvin).

Newly discharged soldier Jess (Gummer) has finally returned to her Florida hometown. 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.

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, Jess (Gummer). 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.

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 & Thomas Denier Jr. (Prosthetics), Cookie Jordan (Wigs).

UGLY LIES THE BONE was developed during a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Playwrights Conference in 2014 (Preston Whiteway, Executive Director; Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director). UGLY LIES THE BONE is a Woodward/Newman Award winner, and was developed and produced by the Bloomington Playwrights Project (Chad Rabinovitz, Producing Artistic Director). This play received a developmental workshop by the Theatre Program of Fordham University in October 2014.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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