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Ugly Lies the Bone

Ugly Lies the Bone

"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." - New York Times

Combat veteran Jess comes home to Florida after three tours in Afghanistan bearing deep physical and emotional scars. An innovative, experimental video game therapy offers an escape from her excruciating pain - but can virtual reality help Jess come to terms with the altered reality of her hometown, relationships, and dreams? This timely, tough, and humorous new drama received the Woodward/Newman Award and the Laurents/Hatcher Citation of Excellence.

"Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone; beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own."

Generously sponsored by The Claudia and Steven Perles Foundation

Photos & Videos

Hamish Allan-Headley and Christianna Nelson in 'Ugly Lies the Bone,' Shakespeare & Company 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Christianna Nelson and Hamish Allan-Headley in 'Ugly Lies the Bone,' Shakespeare & Company 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Christianna Nelson in 'Ugly Lies the Bone,' Shakespeare & Company 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Christianna Nelson and Rory Hammond in 'Ugly Lies the Bone,' Shakespeare & Company 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Christianna Nelson in 'Ugly Lies the Bone,' Shakespeare & Company, 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Artists

Hamish Allan-Headley

Hamish Allan-Headley

(Stevie) First season with S&Co. New York: The Belle of Belfast (Irish Rep), The Blood Wedding (Marvel Rep), A Texas Trilogy (Re-Group), North Shore Fish (Rita Morganthau Theatre). Regional: A Streetcar Named Desire (New Harmony). London: The Lady From The Sea, The Changeling (Platform Theatre); Twelfth Night (Studio Theatre at more(Stevie) First season with S&Co. New York: The Belle of Belfast (Irish Rep), The Blood Wedding (Marvel Rep), A Texas Trilogy (Re-Group), North Shore Fish (Rita Morganthau Theatre). Regional: A Streetcar Named Desire (New Harmony). London: The Lady From The Sea, The Changeling (Platform Theatre); Twelfth Night (Studio Theatre at Kings Cross). Moscow: Uncle Vanya (SADA Theatre). Hamish is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse and received his MFA from Drama Centre London. Special thanks to Ron Stetson and Jason Stanley.

Ariel Bock

Ariel Bock

(Voice/Mom) thirty-second season with S&Co. Artistic Director, Manager of Institutional Giving, and a member of Shakespeare & Company since 1979, Ariel has performed in many productions, directed and taught in the Education Program, has been a faculty member at workshops and produced over 11 successful S&Co seasons as an Artistic more(Voice/Mom) thirty-second season with S&Co. Artistic Director, Manager of Institutional Giving, and a member of Shakespeare & Company since 1979, Ariel has performed in many productions, directed and taught in the Education Program, has been a faculty member at workshops and produced over 11 successful S&Co seasons as an Artistic Associate. Ariel played Mistress Quickly in 2014’s Henry IV, pts. 1 & 2. Locally she has acted with The Wharton Salon and Mixed Company. For The Ensemble for the Romantic Century, she most recently played Nadezhda VonMeck in None But the Lonely Heart. Ariel is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher. She is married to actor Jonathan Epstein and has three sons.

Dylan Chalfy

Dylan Chalfy

(Kelvin) Broadway: Ah, Wilderness (Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center); The Rose Tattoo (Circle in the Square). Off-Broadway: The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion (Urban Stages); Big Potato (Duke Theater); Home of the Brave (91st St Playhouse); Blood Guilty (Ensemble Studio Theater). Regional: Dracula (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Emma (Book-It Rep); Secret more(Kelvin) Broadway: Ah, Wilderness (Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center); The Rose Tattoo (Circle in the Square). Off-Broadway: The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion (Urban Stages); Big Potato (Duke Theater); Home of the Brave (91st St Playhouse); Blood Guilty (Ensemble Studio Theater). Regional: Dracula (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Emma (Book-It Rep); Secret Order (Alley Theatre); Rabbit Hole (Pittsburgh Public Theatre/Hartford Theaterworks); Doubt (George St Playhouse); Misalliance (The Old Globe Theatre); Cymbeline (The Old Globe Theatre). Film: Arts & Crafts; Ratter; Chinese Puzzle; Box. Television: Person of Interest; Orange Is The New Black; The Carrie Diaries; The Americans; Blue Bloods; Delocated; Guiding Light.Rescue Me; One Life to Live; Law & Order; Law & Order: SVU; Conviction; OZ; The Handmaid's Tale (BBC Radio); Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Rory Hammond

Rory Hammond

(Kacie) Rory is pleased to be back at her home S&Co for a ninth season. NY credits: Pericles (SoHo Rep); Measure for Measure, Bachelorette (Circle in the Square); Where's My Money (Cherry Lane Theatre); and The Scarlet Letter. Berkshires credits: Taming of the Shrew; King John, Richard III, Merry Wives more(Kacie) Rory is pleased to be back at her home S&Co for a ninth season. NY credits: Pericles (SoHo Rep); Measure for Measure, Bachelorette (Circle in the Square); Where's My Money (Cherry Lane Theatre); and The Scarlet Letter. Berkshires credits: Taming of the Shrew; King John, Richard III, Merry Wives of Windsor, Off the Map, Much Ado about Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Dibble Dance, Autres Temp, Xingu, and Summer. Actor Training: S&Co starting with Young Company, eventually becoming a member of the Summer Performing Institute (SPI). A graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC, and a founding member of Animus Theatre Company (New York City). www.animustheatre.org.

Christianna Nelson

Christianna Nelson

(Jess) sixth season (Mrs. Van Buren, Intimate Apparel ). S&Co: Jess, Ugly Lies the Bone ; Halina/Betty/Margaret, Red Velvet ; Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ; Charmian, Antony and Cleopatra ; Olivia, Twelfth Night ; Lisa Morrison, Collected Stories ; Comedy of Errors ; The Tempest. Christianna has performed in more(Jess) sixth season (Mrs. Van Buren, Intimate Apparel ). S&Co: Jess, Ugly Lies the Bone ; Halina/Betty/Margaret, Red Velvet ; Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ; Charmian, Antony and Cleopatra ; Olivia, Twelfth Night ; Lisa Morrison, Collected Stories ; Comedy of Errors ; The Tempest. Christianna has performed in numerous plays and devised works in NYC, regionally and internationally. Recently, she played Angelique in the world premiere of Imagining The Imaginary Invalid with Mabou Mines & Tricksaddle at LaMama. TV & Film: WWYD (ABC); End of Season; BFF; Wax. BA from Harvard; MFA from Yale; recipient of the Hershel Williams Prize for acting. Christianna is a member of Tricksaddle Theater Company. Love to Rob and Audra.

Daniela Varon

(Director) Twenty-second season. For S&Co: Director, Ugly Lies the Bone, Red Velvet, Shakespeare’s Will, Romeo and Juliet, Sea Marks, Martha Mitchell Calling, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Love Letters, Collected Stories, Winter’s Tale, Wit, Room of One’s Own, Turn of the Screw. New York: Abingdon; Culture Project; more(Director) Twenty-second season. For S&Co: Director, Ugly Lies the Bone, Red Velvet, Shakespeare’s Will, Romeo and Juliet, Sea Marks, Martha Mitchell Calling, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Love Letters, Collected Stories, Winter’s Tale, Wit, Room of One’s Own, Turn of the Screw. New York: Abingdon; Culture Project; EST; HERE; Joe’s Pub; Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab; Mud/Bone; the Public; Shakespeare Society; Symphony Space; Vineyard Theatre. Regional: Boston Playwrights’; Connecticut Rep; LA Women’s Shakespeare; Sun Valley Shakespeare; Tygre’s Heart Shakespeare; Vineyard Playhouse; Wharton Salon. Co-founder,The Company of Women; co-creator, Conversations with Shakespeare; founding faculty, The Linklater Center; Drama League Fellow; NYTW Usual Suspect.

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– Albany Times Union, Albany, NY

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