Tracy Letts' BUG Next Up for Way Off Broadway Productions March 29-April 20
A drug addicted abuse victim and a war veteran with severe PTSD in a seedy Oklahoma hotel doesn't sound like an ideal set of circumstances, but it makes for a fascinating study in humanity from playwright Tracy Letts in Bug, the next production from Way Off Broadway Productions.
Letts' 1996 play Bug was later made into a motion picture starring Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. in 2006. Bug is described as "a mesmerizing and heartbreaking look into love, domestic abuse, paranoia, and the downward spiral of conspiracy theories."
Directed by Adam Boe, Bug features local talent Elizabeth Sisler, Gavin Jernigan, John Mack Green, Keri Jeanne Boe, and Jack Yatsko. It will also feature music direction by Cody Denton.
"Bug is a fourth wall view into the mind of madness," says Boe. "A challenging piece that brings out the best in actors and shows some of the worst traits of humanity. Bug will challenge the audience and reward them for their patronage."
Calling the Music Valley Event Center its home, Way Off Broadway's mission statement is to "Bring thought-provoking, original, and lesser known works to the stage that not only inspire change but perpetuates the importance of live art in a digital age."
Bug opens on March 29 and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 20. Friday and Saturday night shows will be at 7:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. door and Sunday performances are at 6 p.m., with a 5:30 p.m. door. There will not be a performance on Friday, April 12. Bug contains adult themes, strong language, and smoking.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or online at https://wobnash.org/. All shows are performed at the Music Valley Event Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive (Lobby Entrance, Suite 150) in Nashville near the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.