SeeNoSun OnStage's KILLER JOE to Open 6/5
On June 5th, 2014, SeeNoSun OnStage will open a four week run of Killer Joe with DC actor Sun King Davis taking on the title role of Killer Joe Cooper in this gritty southern gothic black comedy.
"Most theater companies shy away from this thought provoking play because it is graphic and disturbing," said SeeNoSun's Founding Artistic Director Michael Wright. "At SeeNoSun we have built our reputation on taking risks and make no apologies for continuing to push boundaries and challenging our audience," said Wright, who is also directing the play.
"This fearless ensemble has jumped headfirst into this work and it is one hell of a ride." Killer Joe is the first play written by the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning author of August: Osage County, Tracy Letts. The play derives humor from the dirty realism of stereotypical white trash characters that are not only victims of circumstance, but also victims of themselves, enslaved to their own malice and delusions. In this withering rustic outlook on the disenfranchised in America, the Smith family hires Killer Joe to do away with mother for the insurance money. Killer Joe decides to bed the Smith's young virgin daughter, Dottie, as sexual collateral against his final fee until the insurance policy is paid. Before it's over nearly everyone is a bloody mess.
SeeNoSun's production of Killer Joe also features Matthew Marcus (Chris Smith), Jennifer Osborn (Dottie Smith), Bill Aitken (Ansel Smith) and Mallory Shear (Sharla Smith).
SeeNoSun OnStage, a theatre company dedicated to "The Art of Darkness," will produce Killer Joe at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan, 2438 18th St, Washington, DC 20009, June 5 through June 29 (Thursdays - Sundays). Tickets are available at SeeNoSun.com
Press night for Killer Joe is Sunday, June 8. Email MW@SeeNoSun.com for reservations.