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Ugly Lies the Bone

  • Des Moines Social Club
  • Address: Stagewest Theatre Company, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Wed - Sat 7:30 - 10 p.m.; Sun 2 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Phone: (515) 309-0251
  • Price: $20 - $33

The Story: 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.
2014 Woodward/Newman Drama Award - 2015 Laurents/Hatcher Special Citation of Excellence - 2015 Kilroy’s List
“Powerful. Uncommonly compelling depiction of not merely recovery but also repentance and renewal. Transformative and exhilarating” TheatreMania
“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.” – The New York Times

Most StageWest Productions are intended for young adults in High School and above. More information about this production is available on our webpage. Subscriber Seating 30 Minutes Before Performance.

FREE parking is available east of the firehouse in the ramp between 8th & 9th St. and Mulberry & Cherry St. after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Enter the ramp via Mulberry St.only. Please do not park in the West End Architectural Salvage lot.

Ugly Lies the Bone
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  • Des Moines Social Club
  • $20 - $33