By Tracy Letts
Sex, blood, and comedy served up with a side of grits.
Location: Italian Cultural Center, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver
April 15-May 4, 2014
“I declared it the best theatre of 2014 back in April and no one could touch it. The only show that I went back to see a second time this year (and brought friends), Killer Joe may have been as black as they come, but it was also as good as it gets.” -Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents
The Vancouver Premiere of this grisly, pitch-black comedy. Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts (August: Osage County), this ‘trailer-trash noir’ follows the Smiths: a hilariously dysfunctional Texas family who engage a contract killer in a scheme to collect life insurance. This site-specific production offered intimate audiences of 35 people unflinching proximity to the homicidal kinfolk.
Directed By: Chelsea Haberlin
Set & Lights: Lauchlin Johnston
Costumes: Carmen Alatorre
Video: Peter Carlone
Sound: Mishelle Cuttler
Stage Management: Anthony Liam Kearns