'Bug' Extends at Coast Playhouse

By: May. 25, 2007
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The Lost Angels Theatre Company will extend their production of Tracy Letts' Obie award-winning play Bug through July 8, currently in its Los Angeles premiere at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood.

"Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, Bug centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter introduced to her by her lesbian friend, R.C.  Agnes stays at a hotel in hopes of avoiding her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison," states press notes.  "At first, she lets Peter sleep platonically on her floor, but not long after – a sexual encounter turns to love and she promotes him to her bed.  Matters become more complicated as Jerry violently returns to the woman he loves, expecting to resume their relationship.  On top of that, there's a hidden bug infestation problem that has both Agnes and Peter dealing with scathing welts and sores – and since we are in Tracy Letts territory, extermination is usually the only way to deal with festering problems."

Directed by Scott Cummins (Killer Joe), Bug's cast features Amy Landecker, Andrew Elvis Miller, Laura Niemi, Andrew Hawkes and Rob Nagle. William Friedkin's film version of the play hits theatres May 25.

Tickets are $34.95 and can be purchased online at www.buginla.com or by calling 866-811-4111.  The Coast Playhouse is located at 8325 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.  Warning:  Bug contains nudity and violence.  No one under the age of 14 will be permited in the theatre.