Killer Joe by Tracy Letts

Killer Joe

Tracy Letts

82 pages first pub 1999 (editions)

fiction play dark slow-paced


"One of the best American plays of the past quarter century." - Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal "An immensely entertaining pop artifact. Written with neon-lit flamboyance." - Vincent Canby, New York Times "A brilliant play. A major theatrical ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 77 reviews


dark 100%
tense 57%
challenging 42%
funny 42%
emotional 28%
mysterious 28%
sad 14%


fast 66%
slow 16%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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