Somewhere on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, Agnes meets Peter. Hiding from her ex-con ex-husband, Agnes finds herself slowly drawn into Peter's world. Their reality begins to unravel when the unlikely couple discover an insect infestation that may not be exactly what it seems. Darkly comic and thought-provoking, BUG is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that must be seen to be believed.
BUG is the largest show to date at The Viking Theatre. With an extraordinary cast and a gripping tale, BUG will leave audiences speechless and hungry for more from The Corps Ensemble. Our last production, Made in China, was a sell-out hit and we believe that BUG is a great opportunity to prove our talent and ambition, as well as to give audiences what they want -- an international quality, larger-than-life theatre experience.
The Corps Ensemble was founded in 2015 by a small group of actors who wanted to create a tightly-knit theatre family. Our process is ensemble driven and collaborative, with our members constantly supporting one another's ambitions and challenging each other to take risks, creatively, physically, and aesthetically. Comprised of actors, directors, producers, writers, and designers, The Corps Ensemble is a unique group of individuals all learning and developing together in pursuit of a common goal -- to produce vital, exhilarating theatre of an international standard here in Dublin.
We are based in Clontarf, premiering our work at The Viking Theatre, at which we are the 2016 Company in Residence. Just like the best sports teams, we train together, work together, and develop our craft together as an artistic family.
Our mission is to present you with work that is fresh, exciting, and unlike anything you could see anywhere else in Dublin. As a totally unfunded company, we rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters. You will be investing in a theatrical experience that will be visceral, immersive, and, above all else, unforgettable. Along with proceeds from fundraising events, your support will go directly towards realizing this brilliantly entertaining piece of theatre.
With a successful campaign reaching our goal of 2,200 €, we will commit a large portion of funds raised to the highest quality set, sound, and lighting design. You will also be helping us cover the cost of props, costumes, daily maintenance of the set, printed promotional materials, and programmes.
BUG is a complex and intricate show that offers endless possibilities for scene changes, soundscape, and special effects, each of which presents its own unique set of challenges. However, we have compiled a team of expert creatives to help us think outside the box and find clever and cost-effective solutions.
From the cast and crew of BUG and The Corps Ensemble, thank you! We can't tell you how grateful we are for the continued support of our extended Corps family. Each and every one of you help make it possible for us to chase our dreams -- see you at The Viking!
Previewing 6 & 7 September: 12 E
8-24 September: 15 E