Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of 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.
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
Woodward/Newman Award Winner
Developed and Produced by the Bloomington Playwrights Project,
Chad Rabinovitz, Producing Artistic Director
This Play received a development workshop by the Theatre Program of Fordham University in October 2014
World Premiere Produced in New York City by
Roundabout Theatre Company
(Todd Haimes, Artistic Director Harold Wolpert, Managing Director Julia C.Levy, Executive Director Sydney Beers, General Manager)
As part of Roundabout Underground at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on October 13, 2015
Ugly Lies the Bone
Is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.