Amazing Sammo Continues 2014 Season with Tracy Letts’ “Bug”

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Pictured from L-R are Matthew Miles, Jill Matel, Sam Naishtat, Halie Ecker, and Time Steinmetz. Photography courtesy of Amazing Sammo Productions.

Amazing Sammo Productions continues its 2014 season at Gorilla Tango Bucktown with Tracy Letts’ “Bug.” Directed by Amazing Sammo Executive Director Sam Radom, “Bug” runs Fridays and Saturdays August 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2014 at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at or by calling 773-598-4549. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.

Set in a dirty Oklahoma City motel room, “Bug” revolves around Agnes, a waitress with a penchant for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a quiet Gulf War drifter. Both are subjected to a mysterious bug infestation that may be the result of government experimentation on Peter after his stay in an army hospital. Are the bugs real, or the manifestation of too many drugs, conspiracy theories, paranoia, and twisted psychological motives?

More About the Cast and Crew
“Bug” features Jill Matel, Halie Ecker, Timothy Steinmetz, Matthew Miles, and Sam Naishtat. Fight choreography is by Cameron Peart, and production design is by Amazing Sammo Technical Director Linsey Krakowka.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is a year-round performance venue featuring an 79-seat blackbox theater, rehearsal rooms, and co-producing opportunities providing artists with marketing, box office, and front of house support as well as  strategic business advice for creating sustainable art.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GT Bucktown is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #56 Milwaukee, and #73 Armitage bus routes. Metered street parking is available on Milwaukee Avenue. Offering shows for a wide variety of audiences, Gorilla Tango Bucktown performances are listed in full on the website with descriptions and ratings similar to movie theater screenings. GT Bucktown now offers a selection of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details about how to produce at this venue. 1919 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647 773.598.4549