Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' first play, this pitch black comedy shoves you up-close and personal with a greedy and vindictive clan of Texans hatching a plan to murder their estranged matriarch and cash in on her insurance policy. Hiring a professional killer seems like a great way to go, until he sets foot in their trailer home, sinks his claws into their young daughter, and sends their simple plan spiraling out of control. Whether you consider it a manic riff on the desperation of our recessionary era, or a glimpse into the southern heart of darkness, Killer Joe is a visceral experience that builds to a jaw-dropping, hilariously depraved climax.
Austin Examiner: "With action, tension and humor on display, it's as memorable an experience as you're going to find on stage."
New York Times: "A portrait of a purely American world so numbed-out that carnage fits comfortably into the everyday domestic landscape."
Directed by Sean Mewshaw. Starring Brent Askari, Shannon Campbell, Brian Chamberlain, Christopher Reiling, and Casey Turner. Designed by Colin Sullivan-Stevens.
Please note: Due to graphic violence, nudity and strong adult content, no one under 18 will be admitted.
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|