Special Talkback: Virtual Reality & Treatment of Pain

In Ugly Lies the Bone, newly discharged soldier Jess (Mamie Gummer) returns 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's injuries-severe burns sustained from an IED explosion-are indicative of the unique costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain.

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Mamie Gummer as Jess in UGLY LIES THE BONE.

Following the 1.30pm performance of Ugly Lies the Bone on Sunday, October 11, Roundabout will host a special post-show discussion about Virtual Reality (VR) and the treatment of pain. This discussion is complimentary for all ticketholders of the matinee performance on October 11.

The talkback will be moderated by Roundabout's Director of New Play Development, Jill Rafson and panelists will include playwright Lindsey Ferrentino, director Patricia McGregor, and Howard Rose and Ari Hollander, founders of DeepStreamVR and leaders in the field of using VR in the treatment of pain.

Theatergoers will also have the opportunity to use the VR technology following the talkback.

All tickets to Roundabout Underground are general admission for only $25. For more information and tickets, please visit our website.

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