Wolf’s Head Theater Company was created in January of 2018 as a subsidiary of Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival, created for productions of non-classical plays. The intention was a creation of a modern, intimate theatre experience—Theatre with a Bite, as it were. Our inaugural production was Bug by Tracy Letts, summer 2018. (Tracy Letts is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright based in Chicago. Other works include August Osage County, Killer Joe, and Superior Donuts.)
In Bug, a world-weary waitress and an eccentric Gulf War veteran meet in a dingy motel room. Together they confront loneliness, loss, her violent ex-con ex-husband, his murky military past, UFOs, secret government conspiracies and a possible infestation of blood-sucking aphids.
A pitch-black comedy with terrifyingly intimate staging at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, Bug affected its audience on a visceral level.
Peter: Alastar Dimitrie
Agnes: Jessica “Red” Bays
R.C: Monica Nordeen
Jerry Goss: Christopher Scott Leith
Dr. Sweet: Monet Chartier
Pizza Guy: Anthony Reynolds
Director: Jamie Weeder
Lead Scenographer: Anthony Reynolds
Stage Manager: Melissa Neal
Assistant Stage Manager/Seamstress: Heather Albee