Berks Theatre Program presents 'Bug'

The Penn State Berks Theatre Program presents "Bug" by Tracy Letts, directed by Cleo House Jr., at 8 pm. Nov. 6-8 and 13-15 in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. "Bug" tells the story of a waitress named Agnes, who is victimized by her abusive ex-husband, and a stranger named Peter with a mysterious past and psychotic tendencies. Romance and paranoia develop between Agnes and Peter in a cramped motel room in Oklahoma City, where they are hiding out from Agnes’ ex-husband, who has just been released from prison.

To make matters worse, there’s a bug infestation that has both Agnes and Peter dealing with scathing welts and festering sores — and has Peter believing this is related to experiments conducted on him during his stay at an army hospital. "Bug" is a tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy that is thought-provoking, terrifying and comical.

Cost of tickets is $8, general admission; $5, Penn State faculty/staff and non-Penn State students with ID; and free to Berks students with a ID. Tickets can be reserved by contacting the Box Office at (610) -396-6371 or


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