A Play by Tracy Letts
Directed by Jennifer Lyman
Co-Produced by Shawn g. Byers and William D. Parker
Dr. Sweet-Gary Cramer
October FR 3, SA 4, FR 10, SA 11, TH 16, FR 17, and SA 18, 2014
Thursday, Friday, Saturday (8pm)
Performances of Bug will be held at:
Gunston Arts Center – Theatre One
2700 S. Lang Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine, isolation, and guilt. Agnes hides in her hotel room, in a haze of alcohol and drugs, hoping to avoid her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison. Into her sordid life comes Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War veteran introduced by her lesbian friend, R.C. As Agnes becomes more involved with Peter, he shares his theories about the war in Iraq, UFOs, the Oklahoma City bombing, cult suicides, and secret government experiments on soldiers. What poses the greater danger to Agnes: Jerry’s violence, Peter’s delusions, or all the creepy bugs infesting her room?
This play contains strong language, sexual situations, depictions of drug and alcohol use and violence.