Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2007
Killer Joe is a shocking slice-of-life drama straight out of a Texan trailer-park. Chris Smith needs money. Real bad. When the rabbit farm fails he turns to his mother's life insurance policy. One problem - she's still alive. Enter Killer Joe Cooper - the cop with a nice little sideline in murder. Joe drives a hard bargain - money up front or no deal. Can Chris enlist the help of his family? When the charms of his innocent sister Dottie arouse Joe's interest, a desperate plan emerges...
Jaw-dropping amorality, a shocking twist of betrayal, the poignancy of a life lived with little aspiration or hope. The play builds to a truly explosive climax. This is the American family at its most dysfunctional and the darkest and the most savage comedy to emerge from the US in the 90s.