Killer Joe (US edition)
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559364515Publication Date:
8 Jan 2015
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Killer Joe (US edition)

By Tracy Letts

Paperback £14.99

The Smith family hatch a plan to murder their estranged matriarch for her insurance money. They hire Killer Joe Cooper, a police detective and part-time contract killer, to do the job. But once he enters their trailer, their simple plan spirals out of control.

Tracy Letts's shocking and unforgettable first play, originally staged in 1993 in a cramped theatre in Evanston, Illinois, quickly became a must-see and ran for eight months before later runs in Edinburgh, New York and London, including four months in the West End. Killer Joe has been performed in fifteen countries in twelve languages, and became an acclaimed feature film directed by William Friedkin and starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011.

A UK edition of the play is available here.

Press Quotes

'One of the best American plays of the past quarter century.'

Wall Street Journal

'An immensely entertaining pop artifact. Written with neon-lit flamboyance.'

New York Times

'A brilliant play. A major theatrical event.'

Guardian

'A tense, gut-twisting thriller ride in the theater. An astonishing piece of work.'

Chicago Tribune
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559364515Publication Date:
8 Jan 2015
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by Tracy Letts:

August: Osage County
Superior Donuts
Killer Joe
Mary Page Marlowe
Three Sisters

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