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Ugly Lies the Bone


Lindsey Ferrentino


Mary Beth Easley

Stage ManagerJordan Jones


Mainstage, Mabie Theatre

1st Rehearsal

March 6


April 14-20

PerformancesApril 21-23 & 26-29

Roles to be Cast

Age (Presentation)

Gender (Presentation)


Jessearly 30sFemaleSeverely distorted by third degree burns, uses a walker. Quick-witted, intelligent, tough. Trying to have strength in her body, vulnerability in her life.
Kaciemid-late 30sFemaleJess' older sister by a few years. Was probably beautiful once. Sweet, trying hard for positivity.
Stevieearly 30sMaleAn inviting smile that makes you want to live in it. Life just keeps happening to him.
Kelvinlate 30s, 40sMaleKacie's boyfriend. Older than Kacie. Too comfortable in his own skin.
Voice/Mom60sFemalePassionate, powerful, maternal. Strong vocal quality.
SynopsisIn the heart of Florida’s space coast, NASA’s shuttle program is ending just as Jess returns home from her third tour in Afghanistan. Scarred from an IED explosion, Jess navigates extreme pain from third-degree burns, her frayed relationships with her sister and ex-boyfriend, and the reality that the home she is returning to is no longer the one she left. With the help of an experimental virtual reality therapy, Jess begins to heal her wounds in an aching journey about recovery and being seen in Lindsey Ferrentino’s award-winning Ugly Lies the Bone.

Author's note: Cast can be any race and should hopefully reflect some diversity in the world.

Detailed Fight and Intimacy Breakdowns can be found at the following links:

Important Dates/Holidays

3/6 Magha Puja Day,  3/12 Daylight Savings Begins, 3/12-3/19 Spring Break, 3/7  Purim*,  3/17 St. Patrick's Day, 3/8 Holi Phagwa*, 3/8 Laylat al Bara*, 3/20 Equinox (Mabon/Ostata), 3/22 Ougadi/Ugaadi, 3/22-4/21  Ramadan*, 4/5 Qing Ming Jie, 3/30 Ram Navami, 4/2 Palm Sunday, 4/4 Mahavir Jayanti, 4/7  Good Friday, 4/6 Theravada (New Year), 4/5-4/13 Passover*, 4/9 Easter, 4/8 Nuzul Quran*, 4/8 Vesak- Buddha Day, 4/14 Good Friday (Orthodox), 4/16  Easter (Orthodox), 4/18 Laylat al-Qadr*

* Holidays marked with an asterisk (*) begin at sundown on the previous day.