Mamie Gummer to Star in New Play 'Ugly Lies the Bone', Featuring Video Game Therapy

Mamie Gummer - H 2015
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Mamie Gummer - H 2015

Lindsey Ferrentino's off-Broadway play, directed by Patricia McGregor, follows a newly discharged soldier who uses virtual reality to escape her post-war pain.

Mamie Gummer is trying therapy onstage.

The actress, next seen onscreen in Ricki and the Flash, will star in Roundabout Underground's world premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone. Karron Graves, Caitlin O'Connell, Christ Stack and Haynes Thigpen are also featured in the cast of Lindsey Ferrentino's new play, directed by Patricia McGregor.

Previews of the off-Broadway production begin Sep. 10 before its Oct. 13 opening. The limited engagement runs through Nov. 22 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Gummer will play Jess, a newly discharged soldier who has finally returned to her Florida hometown after three tours in Afghanistan. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her post-war pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself.

As part of the world premiere, Roundabout Theatre Company is partnering with DeepStream VR, a company pioneering virtual reality to help relieve pain and improve quality of life, to allow audiences of Ugly Lies the Bone to experience the technology featured in the show. The company's VR games feature biofeedback to help patients manage pain, speed rehabilitation and achieve better health and wellness.