It's an extremely dark comedy, which means I'm probably going to love it.

This play is, to put it lightly, super fricken dark. And yet it looks like dark twisted entertainment. I'm in.


Chris Smith, a Texan low-life who finds himself in considerable debt to a loan-shark, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, Ansel, they decide to hire Joe Cooper, a contract killer who also happens to be a police detective. When they find they cannot pay Joe's fee up front, they reach an unusual deal on how to retain his services, quite possibly endangering the lives of Chris, Ansel, his stepmother, Sharla, and his younger sister, Dottie.

-KILLER JOE's Facebook Events Page

Also, as a note: If there were ever a play to have a parental advisory sticker put on it, this would be it. Also, if plays had ratings, this would be a hard R.

This play contains a significant amount of adult language and humor, violence, thematic material that may be uncomfortable for some, loud sound effects, and sexual depictions, including assault. Viewer discretion is strongly advised before seeing this production.

That being said, tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here.

Shows are:

Feb 15th, 7:30p
Feb 16th, 7:30p
Feb 17th, 7:30p
Feb 18th, 2p

And will be at The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. 318 Main St #101, Evansville, IN 47708


(Trailer NSFW)