Reviews tagging 'Gun violence'

Killer Joe by Tracy Letts

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chloeburton's review against another edition

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challenging dark funny tense fast-paced


Look, if I feel like throwing up when I’m reading a play it’s almost always an automatic 4 stars. The way Letts has crafted this is honestly mind blowing to me. It feels familiar in a way — the characters and setting feel reminiscent of something Sam Shepard would write (to the point that I was holding my breath for an incest plot twist—and though that doesn’t happen, there are moments that make you more than worry) but Letts fills out the characters with little puzzle pieces throughout that add up to something wholly unique. I never knew what was going to happen next, and I spent most of my time reading this with my hand over my mouth. I love that it doesn’t spoon feed the audience and leaves big questions unanswered. Brave theatre. Sick, twisted, disgusting. Bravo.

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yourmainjoe's review

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dark emotional funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


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