Andrews Living Arts brings Tracy Lett’s award winning play, Killer Joe, to its black box stage in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 24th for a limited engagement. This exciting first play by the author of August: Osage County, premiered in New York in 1993. Set in Dallas, Killer Joe revels in its “white trash” stereotypes with inherent intensity and violence. Hired by the dissolute Smith family to murder the matriarch for the insurance money, Killer Joe takes the daughter to bed as a retainer against his final payoff which sets in motion a bloody aftermath as the “hit man” meets his match.
ALA welcomes David Wayne Scism, who makes his directing debut at ALA. “I’m delighted to make my ALA directorial debut with the show Killer Joe. ALA’s intimate size is the perfect setting to create not only a play but hopefully a theatrical experience. I’m very happy to be part of the ALA family and Staff. A big “Thank You” to Bob Nation for giving me the opportunity. “
Andrews Living Arts has assembled some of the most dynamic actors in South Florida. Krystal Valdes plays “Dottie,” Brian Espinoza plays “Ansel,” Liz Dickinson plays “Sharla,” Christopher Milan plays “Chris,” and special guest, international actor, Diego Coscia, plays “Joe.” Elana Meltzer is Stage Manager, Jimmy Singer- Technical Director, Ryan James – Company Photographer, and Robert D. Nation, Producer.
Preview, Sept. 24 at 8 PM; Opening Sept. 25 through Oct. 11. Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 8 PM; Sun. matinees at 2 PM. Tickets may be purchased through the website: www.andrewslivingarts.org. Click on the icon for Brown Paper Tickets.
NOTE: this play contains violence and nudity and is considered inappropriate for patrons under the age of 18.