By Tracy Letts

This darkish comedy occurs in a seedy inn room outdoor Oklahoma urban, the place Agnes, a drug-addled cocktail waitress, is hiding from her ex-con ex-husband. Her lesbian biker good friend R.C. introduces her to Peter, a good-looking drifter who should be an AWOL Gulf warfare veteran. They quickly commence a courting that occurs virtually completely in the more and more claustrophobic confines of her hotel room. Peter starts off to rant concerning the warfare in Iraq, UFOs, the Oklahoma urban bombings, cult suicides, after which mystery executive test on squaddies, of which he believes he's a sufferer. His delusions infect Agnes and the strain mounts as mysterious strangers look at their door, prior occasions hang-out them at each flip and they're attacked through actual insects. Tracy Letts's story of affection, paranoia, and govt conspiracy is a thought-provoking psycho-thriller that combines terror and laughter at a fever pitch.


Set in a seedy Oklahoma urban inn room, the play facilities at the assembly among Agnes, a divorced waitress with a keenness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf battle drifter brought to her by means of her lesbian good friend, R.C. Agnes remains at a resort in hopes of heading off her bodily abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was once simply published from legal. initially, she shall we Peter sleep platonically on her flooring, yet no longer lengthy after she promotes him to the mattress. issues develop into extra advanced as Jerry eagerly returns to the girl he likes to beat her up, waiting for to renew their dating. On best of that, there s a hidden computer virus infestation challenge that has either Agnes and Peter facing scathing welts and festering sores which has Peter believing this can be the results of experiments carried out on him in the course of his remain at a military medical institution. Their fears quickly amplify to paranoia, conspiracy theories and twisted mental reasons.

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Louis: That’s just a burst blood vessel. prior: Not according to the best medical authorities. louis: What? (Pause) Tell me. , baby. Lesion number one. Lookit. The winedark kiss of the angel of death. louis (Very softly, holding Prior’s arm): Oh please . . prior: I’m a lesionnaire. The Foreign Lesion. The American Lesion. Lesionnaire’s disease. louis: Stop. prior: My troubles are lesion. louis: Will you stop. prior: Don’t you think I’m handling this well? I’m going to die. louis: Bullshit. prior: Let go of my arm.

Prior: Eeeugh. Very Greco-Roman. louis: Well for us it’s not the verdict that counts, it’s the act of judgment. That’s why I could never be a lawyer. In court all that matters is the verdict. prior: You could never be a lawyer because you are oversexed. You’re too distracted. louis: Not distracted; abstracted. I’m trying to make a point:  M A prior: Namely: louis: It’s the judge in his or her chambers, weighing, books open, pondering the evidence, ranging freely over categories: good, evil, innocent, guilty; the judge in the chamber of circumspection, not the judge on the bench with the gavel.

NO! Don’t call, you’ll send me there and I won’t come back, please, please Louis I’m begging, baby, please. (Screams) Louis!! louis (From off; hysterical): WILL YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP! prior (Trying to stand): Aaaah. I have . . to go to the bathroom. Wait. Wait, just— Oh. Oh God. (He shits himself) louis (Entering): Prior? They’ll be here in— Oh my God. prior: I’m sorry, I’m sorry. louis: What did . . What? prior: I had an accident. ) louis: This is blood. prior: Maybe you shouldn’t touch it .

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