by Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts’s mind-bending cult classic - a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy.

February, 2011

Fine Arts Center, San Juan PR


by Tracy Letts


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 introduced to her by her lesbian friend, R.C. Agnes stays at a 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 after she promotes him to the bed. Matters become more complicated as Jerry eagerly returns to the woman he loves to beat her up, expecting to resume their relationship. 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 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.


Directed by Emineh de Lourdes

Set Design: Regina García
Costume Design: Sarita Fellows
Lighting Design: María Cristina Fusté
Sound Design/Composer: Jimmy Tanaka
Prop Designer: Gregorio Barreto
Makeup Designer: Bryan Villarini
Stage Manager: Eunice Jiménez

Marian Pabón
Tensy Ann Vela
Ernesto Concepción
Carlos Esteban Fonseca
Jorge Luis Ramos
Gregorio Barreto

Photos by William Vázquez