SeeNoSun OnStage’s ‘Killer Joe’ Plays Through June 29th at DCAC

It’s press night tonight for SeeNoSun OnStage Brings Rarely Produced production of Tracy Letts Dark Comedy at the DC Art Center.

DC actor Sun King Davis taking on the title role of Killer Joe Cooper in this gritty southern gothic black comedy.

Sun King Davis (Killer Joe) and Matthew Marcus (Chris Smith). Photo courtesy of SeeNoSun OnStage.
Sun King Davis (Killer Joe) and Matthew Marcus (Chris Smith). Photo courtesy of SeeNoSun OnStage.

“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).
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Killer Joe plays though June 29, 2014 at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan – 2438 18th Street, NW in Washington, DC (Thursdays – Sundays). Tickets are available online.

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Article is by Michael Wright.


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