"White-trash Gothic with a comic-book spin, a sort of Tobacco Road
according to Wes Craven," said the Wall Street Journal.
"Cynical, sick, exploitive and gross," yowled the London Daily Telegraph
, "but schlock horror doesn't come funnier or more compelling than this." They're describing Tracy Letts' Killer Joe
, a darker-than-dark comedy about the Smiths, a troubled Texas trailer-park family who've just decided to subcontract the contract killing of an ex-wife to the title character, a full-time cop with an interesting little business on the side--but a Southern gentleman through and through. Raleigh Ensemble Players closes the season with this disturbing mystery/comedy Thursday, May 5 and Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. and Friday, May 6 at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15; call 832-9607 or go to www.realtheatre.org