“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 Donuts, Man 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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Cast & Artists
- Author Tracy Letts
- Director David Cromer
- Scenic Designer Takeshi Kata
- Costume Designer Sarah Laux
- Lighting Desinger Heather Gilbert
- Sound Design Josh Schmidt
- Fight Choreographer Matt Hawkins
- Intimacy Choreographer Tonia Sina
- Dramaturg Sydney Charles
- Company Voice, Text & Dialect Coach Gigi Buffington
- Artistic Producer Hallie Gordon
- Director of Production Tom Pearl
- Casting Director JC Clementz
- Production Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg
- Assistant Stage Manager Jaclynn Joslin
“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
Grand Production Sponsors
Julie and Roger Baskes
Amy and Cameron Findlay
John Hart and Carol Prins
Individual Production Sponsors
Jim and Kay Mabie
Christopher and Eileen Murphy