Ugly Lies the Bone
Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 3f
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.
- WINNER! 2014 Woodward/Newman Drama Award
WINNER! 2015 Laurents/Hatcher Special Citation of Excellence
2015 Kilroys List
WINNER! 2016 Kesserling Prize for Playwriting
CRITICS' PICK! "A bracing drama that confronts an achingly topical issue with hardheaded honesty and admirable compassion. Lindsey Ferrentino is a brave playwright and a writer of dauntless conviction." - The New York Times, Read More
"Powerful. Uncommonly compelling depection of not merely recovery but also repentance and renewal. Transformative and exhilirating" - TheatreMania, Read More
"Raw and inescapably moving [...] A play of small moments tha hide big emotions." - The New York Observer, Read More
"Pain is personal in Lindsey Ferrentino’s thoughtful meditation on trauma [...] Ferrentino reminds us that our internal landscape, like our pain, is ours alone." - The New Yorker, Read More
"Ugly Lies The Bone is clearly the work of a young talent with plenty ahead of her. It’s timely, compelling and as current as you could want; brava to a playwright who focuses on the combat experiences of a woman." - Deadline Hollywood, Read More
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UGLY LIES THE BONE: A Story of Healing, Small Town America and Magical Realism
by Courtney Kochuba and David Kimple
April 8, 2016
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Titusville, Florida. The heart of Florida's space coast.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
KACIE - Jess' older sister by a few years. Was probably beautiful once. Sweet, trying hard for positivity.
STEVIE - early 30s. An inviting smile that makes you want to live in it. Life just keeps happening to him.
KELVIN - Kacie's boyfriend. Older than Kacie. Too comfortable in his own skin.
VOICE/THEIR MOM - 60's. Passionate, powerful, maternal. Strong vocal quality.
- Multicultural casting
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Cast can be any race and should hopefully reflect some diversity in the world.
Ugly Lies the Bone premiered at Roundabout Underground in New York City in September of 2015 under the direction of Patricia McGregor.