Set in a seedy
Oklahoma City motel room,
BUG 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 – a
sexual encounter turns to love and she promotes him to her bed.
Matters become more complicated as Jerry violently returns to the
woman he loves, 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 sores – and since we are
in Tracy Letts territory, extermination is usually the only way to
deal with festering problems.
Note: This play contains some sex, violence, and nude content, and
is recommended for those who are eighteen years of age and older.