Bug by Tracy Letts
Performances 27 – 30 October, 19:30 The Biscuit Factory
Tickets available online – card payments will be available on the door.
In a seedy motel room outside Oklahoma City, Agnes, a drug-addled cocktail waitress, is hiding from her ex-con ex-husband. Her lesbian biker friend R.C. introduces her to Peter, a handsome drifter who might be an AWOL Gulf War veteran. They soon begin a relationship that takes place almost entirely within the increasingly claustrophobic confines of her motel room. Peter begins to rant about the war in Iraq, UFOs, the Oklahoma City bombings, cult suicides, and then secret government experiments on soldiers, of which he believes he is a victim. His delusions infect Agnes and the tension mounts as mysterious strangers appear at their door, past events haunt them at every turn and they are attacked by bugs, both real and imaginary.
Tracy Letts’ tale of love, paranoia, and government conspiracy is a thought-provoking psycho-thriller that mixes terror and laughter at a fever pitch.
⭐⭐⭐⭐Tom Ralphs for All Edinburgh Theatre
Kerr’s portrayal of Peter’s mental health issues is chilling as the small bugs in his mind grow into something ever more dangerous, and Brindle’s descent from a logical thinker into someone swatting away bugs and taking drastic action to stop them transmitting their message, shows how easily small obsessions can spiral out of control.
|Dr Sweet:||Wendy Mathison|