Friday November 12, 2010 / 8:00pmKid Sister
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Including the most enterprising, inspired use of a gardening tool ever, Will Kern's Kid Sister offers audiences a close-up, wild ride through the lives of a dirt-poor, uneducated brother and sister and those around them. Kern's writing and Profile Theatre's Joe Jahraus' direction and casting allow theatre goers to witness what happens when diluted hopes for a piece of the commercialized American dream - along with messed-up parenting - cause a downward spiral only God could stop and no one's asking God for help. Still, the actors offer more than just white-trash portrayals. You actually find yourself suffering along with the cast, hoping someone might intervene and stop the inescapable boom. The comparisons to another recent Profiles play - the award winning Killer Joe - seem inevitable, but make no mistake this pulpy dime-novel tells a totally different story. Kid Sister leaves you out of breath, dazed and frozen to your seat after the actors leave the stage, doubting that people like this really exist, knowing deep down they do. This ghastly, engrossing trip leaves you drained but satisfied.