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click to enlarge Ian Barford and Caroline Neff

Ian Barford and Caroline Neff

Michael Brosilow

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 28 2017
Price: $64-$94
My theory? The people who've known Tracy Letts longest know him the least. I mean those of us who remember the enfant-terrible days of Killer Joe and Bug, the former a rude jest about a murder-for-hire scheme gone very wrong, the latter a skin crawler about codependency gone very, very, very wrong. Together with his Oklahoma roots, the two plays conveyed an impression of Letts as a postpunk cowboy avant-gardist a la Sam Shepard—the sort you can picture getting into a bar fight over somethin' bad somebody said about Rimbaud. Killer Joe, in particular, gave Letts significant street cred in London, where he was adopted as an American cousin of theatrical bomb throwers like Martin McDonagh and Sarah Kane. Continue reading >>

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