By Tracy Letts
Directed by Melanie Dreyer-Lude
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracy Lett’s (August: Osage County) first play, Killer Joe is a Southern American gothic crime thriller set in a West Dallas trailer park. Chris, an unsuccessful young drug dealer, is desperate to repay loan sharks to whom he is indebted. Chris ropes his father into a plot to hire a contract killer to knock off his mother in order to get the sizable insurance payout. However, things go disastrously awry as Killer Joe demands Chris’ younger sister Dottie as his ‘retainer’ until the payment for his services comes through. “Killer Joe revels in its white trash stereotypes, and gives you permission to do the same; it’s pulp fiction which has it both ways, deriving humor from dirty realism. It’s slick, it’s well constructed, it knows exactly where it’s going.” –New York Daily News. This play contains adult language, content and partial nudity.
APRIL 22–MAY 8, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM & Sundays at 2:00 PM