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Ugly Lies the Bone

presented by Pepperdine Theatre Department

Thursday, May 6–Saturday, May 8, 2021

By Lindsey Ferrentino
directed by Cathy Thomas-Grant

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 further in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life, and, slowly, herself.

This play contains profanity; recommended for ages 16+.

Event Program

Registration is required. A viewing link will be sent to all registered attendees in advance of the performance.

There will be a virtual talk back with the cast and creative team immediately after the Saturday, May 8 performance. A separate viewing link for the talk back will be sent to registrants for all performances.


Thursday, May 6–Saturday, May 8, 2021


Digital Performance

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Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


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