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Bug by Tracy Letts

9 February 2010

Winner – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy – Katie DeBuys B Iden Payne Awards 2010
Winner – Outstanding Direction – Austin Critics’ Table Awards 2011
Winner – Outstanding Scenic Design – Austin Critics’ Table Awards 2011
Outstanding Production of a Drama – Austin Critics’ Table Awards Nomination
Outstanding Production of a Comedy – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Director of a Comedy – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role – Joey Hood – Austin Critics’ Table Awards Nomination
Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role – Katie DeBuys – Austin Critics’ Table Awards Nomination
Outstanding Set Design – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Sound Design – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Sound Design – Austin Critics’ Table Awards Nomination
Outstanding Light Design – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Light Design – Austin Critics’ Table Awards Nomination

Capital T presents

Directed by Mark Pickell

Scenic Design by Mark Pickell and Tommy Grubbs

Sound Design by Adam Hilton

Costume Design by Cheryl Painter

May 27th – June 26th 2010

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre 511 W 43rd St

“[Joey Hood and Katie deBuys] give amazing performances, and the sound, set, lighting design, and Mark Pickell’s directing, are all brilliant…an excellent production” – Austin Theatre Examiner

The same critically acclaimed, award winning creative team that brought you last summer’s sold out smash hit KILLER JOE (Nominated for 6 B Iden Payne Awards including Best Comedy) presents BUG by Tracy Letts. We have reunited the entire cast, crew and design team to bring you the most anticipated and thrilling show of the summer.

Tracy Letts’ followup to KILLER JOE centers on Agnes (Katie DeBuys), a lonely, middle-aged waitress victimized by her abusive ex-husband (Ken Bradley), and tortured by the kidnapping of her child in a supermarket almost ten years ago.  After spiralling into a world of alcohol, cocaine, and seedy motel rooms, Peter (Joey Hood) a timid Gulf War veteran and drifter in search of a friend wanders into her life.  As their interest in each other grows, so does their paranoid obsession with understanding what –or who — brought them together. Did we mention the infestation of bugs?

Cast

Kenneth Wayne Bradley

Joey Hood

Katie DeBuys

Ken Webster

Melissa Recalde

About the Playwright

Tracy Letts – Playwright
has been a Steppenwolf ensemble since 2002. He was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County, which played on Broadway for over a year, following a sold-out run at Steppenwolf in 2007. August also enjoyed a sold-out engagement at London’s National Theatre and a U.S. National Tour in summer 2009. Other accolades include five Tony Awards (including Best Play), an Olivier Award and six Jeff Awards (including Best Play). Mr. Letts is also the author of Superior Donuts, which had its world premiere at Steppenwolf in 2008 and opened on Broadway in 2009; 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. He has appeared at Steppenwolf 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. Other Chicago stage credits include The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid Theatre), Conquest of the South Pole (Famous Door), Bouncers (the Next Lab) and his directorial debut at the Lookingglass Theatre with Great Men of Science Nos. 21 and 22. He also appeared in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. Television credits include: The District, Profiler, Prison Break, The Drew Carey Show, Seinfeld and Home Improvement. Film appearances include Guinevere, U.S. Marshals and Chicago Cab.