Ugly Lies the Bone

Hertz Stage
Ugly Lies the Bone
Sep 16 - Oct 9
Hertz Stage

"A haunting meditation on bravery and cowardice, love and loss, pain and healing, fantasy and reality...a deeply visceral, deeply affecting work of art...a blistering story beautifully performed by a top-notch company."
—Wendell Brock for AJC

" undeniably moving and hard-hitting work...[Julie] Jesneck is a fantastic actress...the play has a power and impact that catches us by surprise..."
—Andrew Alexander for

In a searing new drama, Jess is a young soldier who returns to her hometown with more than the emotional scars of war. Pursuing healing, Jess turns to a new virtual reality therapy to escape her physical and emotional pain and put the pieces of her life back together. Ugly Lies the Bone shines a light on the visible and invisible wounds of returning injured veterans. Playwright Lindsey Ferrentino is the first two-time finalist of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, recently described by The New York Times as “a brave playwright and a writer of dauntless conviction.”

"Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone.
Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own."
—Albert Einstein


Stick around after each performance for an AfterWords discussion with cast members about Ugly Lies the Bone.

Hertz Stage

Hertz Stage view during The Whipping Man

The Alliance Theatre's Hertz Stage is a modern, 200-seat Black Box theatre. This versatile facility accommodates a number of distinct stage layouts.

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