Killerjoe 010810 v1

Killer Joe

Profiles Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

93 ratings
4.8 average rating
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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 15 2010

The acting was beautifully understated. I felt like I was eavesdropping on this sick, warped, entertaining slice of Texas hick melodrama. If you like Sam Shepard, you've love this!

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 12 2010

the play is VERY intense with explicit sexual situations and themes, not for someone looking for a casual fun spirited theater evening, the intensity the actors brought to the roles was impressive...not for all tastes

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 12 2010

the play is extremely well acted and very unnerving at times. I do recommend it without fail but definately not for the faint of heart. The ending was truly unexpected. Overall, excellent but intense.

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30 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 21 2010

This is strong medicine. The characters will stay with you for a long time, so think carefully before you invite them into your life. If you are overly sensitive, this could genuinely traumatize you. I read their warnings, and said, "yeah,...continued

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35 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 17 2010

Wow. This is easily the most intense play I've seen in quite some time. I agree with the other comments about this being explicit. Be prepared for nudity, foul language, sexual themes/abuse, blood, guns and violence -- all presented with an...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 24 2010

Intense play, very graphic and a shocking amount of nudity. Acting was spectacular, characters unforgettable. Intimate theater setting lets you feel like your in the scene. Can bring it oustide food/drink. Highly recommended.

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LH
2 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 13 2010

Thrilling! And marvelous and brave performances. Watch out if you sit in the front row - you might get sprayed with fake blood. But it's worth it!

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16 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 16 2010

The acting, especialy Killer Joe, blew us away. This is a play that you will never forget seeing. There is nudity and graphic violence throughout the play, but it is appropriate because these elements are an intrinsic part of the characters'...continued

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Ken
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10 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 22 2010

Awesome play. Gets right to the heart of the matter of dominance, deceit, forced sexual activity. And you've got to love the sign in the theatre lobby that warns against "sex, violence.... and smoking" in the play and asks more sensitive viewers...continued

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10 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 23 2010

This is the 3rd show I have seen at this theater in a year. I cannot praise highly enough the intensity and courage of this company. Killer Joe is riveting and unforgetable. Bravo!

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 24 2010

Well, my friend and I enjoyed the performance. It was shocking, moving, and had us on the edge of our seats throughout. The acting was top-notch and I look forward to more events in the intimate space of Profiles Theater.

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1 review
1 stars
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28 reviews
32 stars
attended Jan 23 2010

All we kept saying after the show was, "That was something!" Amazing show. A MUST SEE! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I can't give enough kudos to the cast. I am in awe of them! GO SEE IT! The warnings are accurate. Not for the faint of heart.

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28 reviews
32 stars
attended Mar 05 2010

Second time seeing it. It's that good!

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10 reviews
24 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

Believe what you're hearing. This production is proof that Chicago-style theater is alive and well. Definitely eat your Wheaties before taking in this one! First-rate ensemble and transcendent work from Darrel W. Cox and Claire Wellin. And yes,...continued

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chinoman357 Red Velvet
20 events
1 review
5 stars
attended Mar 14 2010

wonderful with plenty of suprises. cast and subject matter superb and exciting (respectively)
p.s. definitely....not for the faint of heart though!! lol

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Rob
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23 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 09 2010

This play was entertaining, unexpected, and intense. Most of the actors were amazing, especially Joe and the son who hired him. However, the actress who played Dottie seemed slightly "wooden" to me. I didn't see a lot of depth in her character....continued

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20 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 28 2010

The acting was wonderful...the play kept me engaged the entire time...waiting to see what happened next with this crazed group of trailer trash.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 31 2010

Not for the faint of heart, but if you don't mind sex, violence, abuse and nudity, and you want to see some tremendous acting performances, "Killer Joe" is a Don't Miss!

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5 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 17 2010

terrific acting, intimate theater and engrossing story. nudity, sexuality and language - beware and don't recommend for kids under 16.

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