This past Monday Killer Joe had their dress rehearsal, so I met up with the cast in Corpus Playroom.
‘I heard y’all talkin’ about killin’ Momma. I think it’s a good idea.’
Dallas, Texas. The Smiths are just like any other American family. 6 grand in debt to drug barons, they hire ‘Killer’ Joe Cooper, a detective-cum-contract-killer, to murder their estranged matriarch for her sizeable life insurance policy. When Joe demands a rather unusual retainer for his services, a simple plan spirals dangerously out of control.
Explosive, gory and darkly funny, this Southern Gothic pulp classic by Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Letts (Bug, August Osage County) has been causing controversy, on stage and screen, since it premiered in 1993.
(Text from Camdram)
While waiting for the rehearsal to start Will Bishop, Jack Parham and Rebecca Thomas joined me outside for a few photos.
Dottie – Andreea Tudose
Chris – Jack Parham
Ansel – Joe Shalom
Sharla – Rebecca Thomas
“Killer” Joe Cooper – Will Bishop
Director – Joe Spence
Producer – Katurah Morrish
Associate Director – Gus Mitchell, Emma Blacklay-Piech
Assistant Director – Russell Fancourt
Set Designer – Emily Barker
Sound Designer – Jamie Rycroft
Master Carpenter – Toby Molyneux
Lighting Designer – Johnny King
Costume Designer – Zoe Barnes
Publicity Designer – Gabriel Agranoff
Photographer – Daniel Karaj
Associate Fight Director – Victor Støle
Fight Director – Sam Brain
Production Photographer – Johannes Hjorth