Bug by Tracy Letts will be EGTG’s first post-lockdown live performance. Come and take part in the reading and learn about the auditions!
Well…we’re back! (We hope…)
With Eidinburgh moving swiftly towards level zero, we are pushing forward with our planned Halloween production of Bug by Tracy Letts (Killer Joe, August Osage County), directed by David Grimes (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe, Reckless, The Lady Killers, August Osage County). The production will be mounted the week of Halloween at the Biscuit Factory.
To that end we are delighted to be announcing the reading of the script on Thursday, August 5th at 19:30 via zoom. A link to the zoom room will be provided to all ticket holders of the event. Tickets for this event are free and can be found at our Eventbright Page.
Auditions will be held the week of the 16th with details to be decided and announced post government advice on the 9th. We are hoping to hold in person auditions but may defer to on-line dependent on guidance. Rehearsals will begin late August.
For more information, please see the plot synposis below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bug by Tracy Letts
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’s tale of love, paranoia, and government conspiracy is a thought-provoking psycho-thriller that mixes terror and laughter at a fever pitch.