Bug

Midwest Premiere

Nominated for Jeff Awards: Actor in a Principal Role (Michael Shannon), Actress in a Principal Role (Kate Buddeke), Sound Design of a Play. Bug takes place in a motel room on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. Forty -year old Agnes White is living a withdrawn, transient life, working as a waitress in a local saloon. She is down to a few seedy friends who stop by to do drugs and booze it up, when into her life comes Peter Evans—a young man with a secret past. As Agnes and Peter desperately throw themselves at one another, Bug delves into the ideas of love, paranoia, and government conspiracy.

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WRITTEN BY
Tracy Letts

DIRECTED BY
Dexter Bullard

PERFORMANCE RUN
August 20 – September 29, 2001

SEASON
Season 9

Midwest Premiere!

Bug takes place in a motel room on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. Forty-year old Agnes White is living a withdrawn, transient life, working as a waitress in a local saloon. She is down to a few seedy friends who stop by to do drugs and booze it up. Into her life comes Peter Evans — a young man with a secret past. As Agnes and Peter’s relationship grows, Bug delves into the ideas of love, paranoia, and government conspiracy. Bug is a play that plumbs the theatrical genre of naturalism to its furthest depths, plays with the concept that “perception is reality”, and acknowledges the many ways people manipulate the truth for their own self-interest. It ultimately asks how we cope in a world where isolation makes each person’s reality as potent to them as any other.

CAST
Agnes White | Kate Buddeke
R.C. (Ronnie) | Robin Witt
Peter Evans | Ensemble Member Michael Shannon
Jerry Gross | Ensemble Member Guy Van Swearingen
Dr. Sweet | Troy West
Pete Zaharis | Allyn Chowhut

CREATIVE TEAM
Scenic Design | Robert G. Smith
Costume Design | Christine Pascual
Lighting Design | Andrew Meyers
Sound Design | Ensemble Member Joseph Fosco
Fight Choreographer | Chuck Coyl
Stage Manager | Ensemble Member Tiffany Wilson
Assistant Director | Hili Iiavanainen
Sound Operator | Tara Wilson
Set Construction | Robert G. Smith, Cathy Valladeras, Michael Shannon, Guy Van Swearingen, Doug Vickers, Kate Buddeke, Robin Witt, Troy West, Dominic Conti, Tiffany Wilson, Tara Wilson, Hili Iivanainen, Jody Van Swearingen, Danny Belrose, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Lara Philips