After selling out its initial run and an extension at Roundabout Underground, the Off-Broadway world premiere of Usual Girls will offer a benefit performance Wednesday, December 19 at 7PM.
Written by Ming Peiffer and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, the proceeds from the benefit will fund Roundabout Underground, including commissions for Peiffer’s next play, Selina Fillinger’s Something Clean, and more than two dozen readings and workshops for new work this season.
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 production stars Sofia Black-D'Elia, Abby Corrigan, Ali Rose Dachis, Midori Francis, Karl Kenzler, Jennifer Lim, Ryann Redmond, Nicole Rodenburg, and Raviv Ullman.
The new work development program was founded in 2007 and launched with now Tony winner Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate. “It has been a joy to see the work of Underground alumni playwrights produced on stages around the world, as part of hit television shows, and win Tony Awards,” says Roundabout Artistic Director and CEO Todd Haimes in a statement. “Roundabout invests around $500,000 in every Underground production, an important and worthy investment that we have no chance of earning back with only 62 seats in the Black Box Theatre. With the success of Ming’s riveting and powerful play, I’m pleased we are able to host this event to underwrite a small portion of this investment.”
Tickets for Usual Girls December 19 are $250.
Usual Girls plays Off-Broadway’s Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre’s The Black Box Theatre (111 West 46th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues) for a limited engagement through December 23.