Bug

Tracy Letts

July 29th - August 6th, 2011
The Factory Theatre

Tickets

  • Advance: $20
  • Door: $25
  • Student Rush: $10

Show Synopsis

In a seedy motel room on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, cocktail waitress Agnes invites an aloof Gulf War veteran, Peter, to spend the night. Peter identifies a hidden bug infestation in the room, and undertakes efforts to eradicate it. The two, fueled by drugs and isolation, start to unhinge as they dig deep to uncover the source of the mysterious pests. What begins as a minor annoyance escalates into a full-blown conspiracy theory that threatens to unravel the final traces of reality.

When & Where

Show Dates

July 2011
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Venue

The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
 

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Program (1661kB)

Review: MyTheatre

"I can’t say enough good things about Jake Scaltreto’s directing. His ability to shape the scenes and the play into a wonderful story with building tensions and climaxes was stunning and riveting." -Brian Balduzzi

Review: New England Theatre Geek

"Flat Earth Theatre takes the audience on a tense ride that doesn’t end until the lights go down. The audience begins to itch and shake as they are taken on a downward spiral of fear that can only be matched by movies like: The Silence of the Lambs and The Others." -Becca Kidwell

Review: EDGE, Boston

"You can believe, watching Hayward in action, that Peter is a paranoid schizophrenic; but you can also believe that he's someone who's seen horrors and is suffering from post-traumatic stress coupled with a healthy dose of terror for his own safety." -Kilian Melloy

Review: Boston Events Insider

"This uncertainty is the driving force of Bug. We are never sure just how far Agnes and Peter's delusions extend and where reality begins." -Revonda Pokrzywa

Review: Boston Theatre Review (106kB)

"Grab yourself a seat in the front row and find yourself locked in the hotel room along with the deranged couple, a claustrophobic elevator going straight to the Twilight Zone." -Brian Duffy

Review: Boston City Paper (206kB)

"Hayward's acting is complimented by Agnes ... played by the equally talented Julie Becker; her intensity provides a strong dynamic between the two characters, as well as with the supporting cast." -John Joseph Fahey

Review: The Jewish Advocate (291kB)

"Jake Scaltreto sharply directs Letts' absorbing thriller. Julie Becker (no relation) is heart­-wrenching as Agnes — first as the lonely young woman and later as Peter's fervent, loving ally." -Jules Becker
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