Psychological Thriller Bug: Madness and Millions of Insects
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The last date listed for Bug was Sunday July 31, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from the Happy Medium Theatre company are definitely for adults only. In this dark-as-coal Christmas comedy, the North Pole becomes a hotbed of scandal when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of a little jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous (and hilarious) tale of perversion and corruption that entangles everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to, of course, the big man who sits in the sleigh: Saint Nick himself. With its firm commitment to community in mind, Happy Medium Theatre will be donating all profits from The Eight: Reindeer Monologues to various Boston area charities, including the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, The Home for Little Wanderers and The Women's Center. Learn More
Flat Earth Theatre sends audiences into a mesmerizing world of madness, misery and millions of tiny insects with Bug, written by Pulitzer Prize winner, Tracy Letts and directed by Jake Scaltreto.
Hailed as “…a riveting thriller of paranoia and an instant guilty pleasure,” by Hollywood Reporter, Bug was so successful on the stage that a film version of the play was released in 2006 from Lionsgate. Director, Willian Friedkin, described the film as "the most intense piece of work I've ever done". Scaltreto takes that notion a bit further, saying, "Letts's text delivers a fervor that escalates throughout the story; just when you think it couldn't possibly get more tense, he raises the stakes. The script is rife with dramatic meat that gives our actors and designers something to sink their teeth into."
Locally, Flat Earth Theatre’s production has been highly anticipated by Boston audiences for months, due its arresting combination of love and fear, seduction and paranoia, laughter and terror. “When my friend and I saw it in New York,” says Boston theatre scene veteran, Mike Budwey, “we could not speak to each other for a long time afterwards. You know that’s some pretty powerful material.”
The cast features Julie Becker (Agnes White), Steven DeMarco (Jerry Goss), Tim Fairley (Dr. Sweet), James Hayward (Peter Evans) and Emily Hecht (R.C.). Scaltreto will be supported by Flat Earth Members: Leigh Downes (Producer), Amy Lehrmitt (Stage Manager) and Adam Teti (Technical Director).
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Tracy Letts is an actor and playwright who was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play for August: Osage County which premiered at Steppenwolf in 2007, played on Broadway and London’s National Theatre and is currently enjoying a 40-week U.S. tour. Other writing credits include: Man from Nebraska, which was produced at Steppenwolf in 2003 and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize; Killer Joe, which has been produced in Chicago, London and New York; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago and London.
Letts has also been a Steppenwolf ensemble member since 2002, performing in Betrayal, The Pillowman, Last of the Boys, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also in Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain, Road to Nirvana, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and the Steppenwolf for Young Adults production of The Glass Menagerie (1988).
About the Ticket Supplier: Flat Earth Theatre, Inc.
Flat Earth Theatre is a collaborative of artists actively developing an egalitarian theatre company. Engaging both artist and audience, we create an ever-evolving theatre experience that is both accessible and distinct.