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.