BUG by Tracy Letts
Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter introduced to her by her lesbian friend, R.C. Agnes stays at a hotel in hopes of avoiding her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison. At first, she lets Peter sleep platonically on her floor, but not long after she promotes him to the bed. Matters become more complicated as Jerry eagerly returns to the woman he loves to beat her up, expecting to resume their relationship. On top of that, there's a hidden bug infestation problem that has both Agnes and Peter dealing with scathing welts and festering soreswhich has Peter believing this is the result of experiments conducted on him during his stay at an army hospital. Their fears soon escalate to paranoia, conspiracy theories and twisted psychological motives.
"obscenely excitingtop-flight craftsmanship. Buckle up and brace yourself" NY Times.
"[a] thoroughly outrageous and thoroughly entertaining playthe possibility of enemies, real and imagined, to squash has never been more theatrical." Associated Press.
"a riveting thriller of paranoia and an instant guilty pleasure." Hollywood Reporter.
Featuring Heather Ferrell (Agnes), Geremy Webne-Behrman (Peter), David Hastings (Jerry) and Melissa Kearney (Roni). Directed by Rosanne DellAversano.
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Bootless Stageworks @ St. Stephen's Church
1301 North Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|