Evening Star Productions, in partnership with Infinite Abyss, will present Tracy Letts’ Bug at the Abyss Stage from August 12th through August 29th. Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, Bug centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a tragic history, and a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War veteran and drifter introduced to her by her lesbian friend, R.C. Complicating matters are Agnes’ abusive ex-husband Jerry, who has just been released from prison, and a hidden infestation of bugs. The fears, paranoia, conspiracy theories, and twisted psychological motives at play in this searing drama make for a powerful piece of theatre.
Evening Star Productions Artistic Director Rosalie Grant will helm the production: “I’ve been itching (pardon the pun!) to direct Bug since seeing the 2006 movie,” she says. “Tracy Letts’ writing is as staccato as gun fire; as you experience the effects of dysfunction and violence, and the descent into insanity, you feel riddled by the bullets of their addictions and human weaknesses. Letts wants us to squirm … and Evening Star and Infinite’s partnership will leave audience members squirming long after the lights come up.” “We have cast a handful of South Florida familiar faces,” Grant continues, “Jim Gibbons as Dr. Sweet, Todd Bruno as Peter Evans, Erynn Dalton as Agnes, and Rachel Finley as R.C., along with Abyss favorite Dominick Daniel as Goss. Jim, Todd, Erynn and I are original Solsters (Grant is also the founder and Artistic Director of Sol Children Theatre in Boca Raton) having met and performed together at the old Sol Theatre Project. To partner with Infinite and dear old theatre friends while staging this crazy piece of theatre is going to be an unforgettable experience.”
Bug will run from August 12 – August 29 (there will be a preview performance on August 12 at 8 pm) at The Abyss Stage in Wilton Manors. Tickets are $25 or $10 for students. Group rates are also available. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at on line office at 561-447-8829, or on line at www.eveningstarproductions.org. Sol Theatre is located at 3333 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton (33431). For more information about Evening Star Productions, please contact Rosalie Grant at 561-447-8829 / email@example.com or Carol Kassie at 561-445-9244 / firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bug is rated R due to mature themes and nudity; those under the age of 17 will not be permitted entrance without adult accompaniment.