Performances begin October 11 at Roundabout Underground for the world premiere of Ming Peiffer’s play Usual Girls, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (I Was Most Alive with You). Through the story of Kyeoung, Usual Girls takes a look at the ways in which girls grow up—from tackling a boy on her elementary school playground and beyond; the new drama is described by Roundabout as a "hilarious, explicit gut-punch of a play."
Midori Francis, recently seen Off-Broadway in The Wolves, stars as Kyeoung. The cast is completed by Abby Corrigan (national tour of Fun Home), Ali Rose Dachis (The Wanderers at The Old Globe), Karl Kenzler (Fiddler on the Roof, You Can't Take it With You), Jennifer Lim (Chinglish, Caught), Sarah Pidgeon (Off-Broadway debut), Ryann Redmond (Escape to Margaritaville, Gigantic), Nicole Rodenburg (The Antipodes, The Flick), and Raviv Ullman (Sticks & Bones, Russian Transport).
Usual Girls plays in Roundabout Theatre Company’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The production will officially open November 5 and is scheduled to play through December 9.
The creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (sets), Jen Schriever (lighting), and Ásta Hostetter (costumes).
Peiffer is a playwright and screenwriter from Columbus, Ohio, and a member of the Obie-Award winning playwriting group Youngblood. Her work has been developed and/or presented by New York Theatre Workshop, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theater, HERE Arts Center, The Flea, The Wild Project, New Ohio, Soho Playhouse, The Gene Frankel Theater, C.O.W., Theater for the New City, FringeNYC, Horsetrade Theater, and Yangtze Repertory, among others.
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For more information on Usual Girls visit Roundabouttheatre.org.