Ugly Lies the Bone

April 9, 10, 11, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are free    All performances are digital

Reservations can be made at: ULTB Box Office

 Photography by Jim Williams

Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino is presented by a partnership between Great Plains Theatre Commons and Creighton University’s Theatre Program. This play was developed as part of the 2014 GPTC PlayLabs

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.

“Ugly Lies the Bone” is made possible by the Richard L. Deming, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities. All Department of Fine and Performing Arts events are funded, in part, by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund, the Anne Scheer Fund, and other anonymous sources.

Reservations can be made at: ULTB Box Office


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