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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

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Ariel Bock

Ariel Bock

(Voice/Mom)

thirty-fifth season (Producing Associate; Director, Pride and Prejudice; Vocal Coach, Macbeth, As You Like It) S&Co: Mom (Ugly Lies the Bone); Mistress Quickly (Henry IV Pts. 1 & 2); Goneril (King Lear); Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing); Elizabeth (Richard III); Audrey (As You Like It); Hippolyta (Midsummer Night’s

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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

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Rory Hammond

Rory Hammond

(Kacie)

eleventh season (Princess of France, Love’s Labor’s Lost) Rory is pleased to be back at her home Shakespeare & Company. Last summer she played Kacie in Ugly Lies the Bone. NY credits: Pericles (SoHo Rep), Measure for Measure, Bachelorette (Circle in the Square), Where’s My Money (Cherry Lane

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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

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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;

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"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

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