Peter's a Gulf War vet — the first Gulf War, not the current one. He's drifting through Oklahoma City when he's introduced to Agnes, a waitress with an abusive ex-husband and a cocaine habit. This broken and wounded pair finds comfort in each other's arms, and maybe something more. And, oh, do they find something more: Peter's being eaten from the inside out by bugs — bugs he believes were implanted under his skin by the U.S. government. And then the bugs infest Agnes. In Tracy Letts' drama Bug
, the crazier things become, the more real the danger. The theater department of St. Louis Community College-Meramec presents Bug
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (November 20 through 23) at the Meramec Theatre (11333 Big Bend Boulevard; 314-984-7564). Admission is free. As the play contains graphic language and violence, it is strongly recommended for mature audiences only.
Nov. 20-23, 2008