Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter who is introduced to Agnes by her lesbian friend, D.C. Agnes stays at a hotel in hopes of avoiding her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison. At first, Agnes lets Peter sleep platonically on the floor of her motel room, but not long after she promotes him to the bed, matters become more complicated as Jerry eagerly returns to the woman he loves to beat up. On top of that, there’s a hidden bug infestation problem that has both Agnes and Peter dealing with scathing welts and festering sores – which has Peter believing this is a result of experiments conducted on him during his stay in an Army hospital. Their fears soon escalate to paranoia, conspiracy theories and twisted psychological motives.
Date & Time
- March 8, 2015