“I guess I'd rather talk with you about bugs than nothin' with nobody” – Agnes

ABOUT THIS SHOW

In a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs… Tracy Letts’s mind-bending cult classic—a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy—roars back to Chicago for its Steppenwolf debut.

Playwright Tracy Letts

Tony & Pulitzer Prize winning playwright & actor Tracy Letts is the author of plays August: Osage County, Killer Joe, Superior DonutsMan from Nebraska and more. The Steppenwolf production of his acclaimed play The Minutes begins performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre on February 25, 2020. Steppenwolf’s production of his play Linda Vista recently closed a successful run on Broadway at 2nd Stage’s Hayes Theatre, and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

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Watch & Listen

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Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

“Buckle up and brace yourself. The obscenely exciting play by Tracy Letts… ‘Bug' has a subtlety and sureness of composition that testifies to top-flight craftsmanship– The New York Times

“Tracy Letts’s creeper is bound to make your skin crawl… is one of the most intense theatrical experiences you’re likely to have” – Time Out Chicago

Reserve Tickets

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Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, February 13 at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 7 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, February 16 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, March 1 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)

Sponsors

Individual Production Sponsors

Amy and Cameron Findlay

Jim and Kay Mabie

Elizabeth Schubert