Ugly Lies the Bone

Ugly Lies the Bone

Ugly Lies the Bone

Ugly Lies the Bone

Ugly Lies the Bone


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.

Lindsey Ferrentino's transformative play was inspired by a real video game therapy called “Snow World,” currently being used to treat burn survivor veterans living in a state of perpetual pain.

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Cast Attributes: Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult


Lindsey Ferrentino

Lindsey Ferrentino is a New York-based playwright originally from the sunny state of Florida, where many of her plays are set.

Her play Ugly Lies the Bone was a New York Times Critic Pick and played a sold-out extended run off-Broadway at Roundabout Theater Company in the Unde ...

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