Killer Cop Tony Law meets trailer-park trash Phil Nichol and Lizzie Roper in Tracy Letts' jaw-dropping smash-hit dark comedy. Breath-taking events. Truly shocking behaviour. Thrilling high-energy climax.Killer Cop Tony Law meets trailer-park trash Phil Nichol and Lizzie Roper in Tracy Letts' jaw-dropping smash-hit dark comedy. Breath-taking events. Truly shocking behaviour. Thrilling high-energy climax.Read Less
Signed by Author. Softcover. First Edition Thus. First Printing. 88 pages. As New. The author's breakthrough debut play. One of the defining plays of our time. The first appearance of the title in the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The book is very beautifully produced, utilizes an evocative photograph of a Texas trailer park by Xomiele, and is printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Presents Tracy Letts' "Killer Joe", his sensational first play, in its definitive TCG edition. "Hired by the dissolute Smith family to murder the matriarch for 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. Revels in its white-trash stereotypes and gives you permission to do the same. It's 'Pulp Fiction', but has it both ways, deriving humor from dirty realism" (Publisher's blurb). "Killer Joe", a Southern Gothic-mythic saga, has surprisingly and triumphantly resonated on a global basis: Originally staged in 1993 in a tiny theatre in Evanston, Illinois, it quickly became a "must-see" through word-of-mouth and ran for eight months before later runs in Edinburgh, New York, and London, including four months on the West End. It has been performed in fifteen countries, in twelve languages, and is now slated for a full-fledged (if very belated) Broadway premiere in 2015. Can't call the latter a "revival", and the play has lost none of its raw power, energy, and sheer beauty. It is also the basis of the riveting (and underrated) film adaptation by William Friedkin, with a magnificent performance by Matthew McConaughey as Killer Joe. "One of the best American plays of the last quarter of the 20th century" (Terry Teachout). Tracy Letts is a playwright, actor, and ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago. His third play, "August: Osage County", has won numerous awards, and is the basis of the film adaptation, with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. He is the only American to win both a Tony for acting and a Pulitzer for playwriting. An absolute "must-have" title for Tracy Letts collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (one month before publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "05-30-14 Tracy Letts". This title is a great play. As far as we know, this is the only signed and dated copy of the First Edition Thus/First Printing available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for "August: Osage County". One of the most brilliant living American playwrights. A flawless copy. ISBN 1559364513.
New. This item is printed on demand. Full Length, Black Comedy Characters: 3 male, 2 female Interior Set This exciting first play by the author of August: Osage County premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolfbefore going on to acclaimed productions in London and Ne.
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