Critic's Pick - LA WEEKLY
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Critic's Pick - Backstage West
This Off-Broadway hit is 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 the hotel in hopes of avoiding her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison. At first, she lets Peter sleep platonically on her floor, but not long afterwards she promotes him to the bed. Matters become more complicated as Jerry eagerly returns to the woman he loves - to beat her up and expecting to resume their relationship. On top of that, there's a hidden bug infestation that has both Agnes and Peter dealing with scathing welts and festering sores - which has Peter believing this is the result of experiments conducted on him during his stay at an army hospital. Their fears soon escalate to paranoia, conspiracy theories and twisted psychological motives.